User characterization for online social networks
Social Network Analysis and Mining
Online social network analysis has attracted great attention with a vast number of users sharing information and availability of APIs that help to crawl online social network data. In this paper, we study the research studies that are helpful for user characterization as online users may not always reveal their true identity or attributes. We especially focused on user attribute determination such as gender, age, etc.; user behavior analysis such as motives for deception; mental models that are
... indicators of user behavior; user categorization such as bots vs. humans; and entity matching on different social networks. We believe our summary of analysis of user characterization will provide important insights to researchers and better services to online users.