Paper: Discovering Factions in the Computational Linguistics Community

ACL ID W12-3203
Title Discovering Factions in the Computational Linguistics Community
Venue ACL-2012 Special Workshop on Rediscovering 50 Years of Discoveries
Session
Year 2012
Authors

We present a joint probabilistic model of who cites whom in computational linguistics, and also of the words they use to do the citing. The model reveals latent factions, or groups of in- dividuals whom we expect to collaborate more closely within their faction, cite within the fac- tion using language distinct from citation out- side the faction, and be largely understandable through the language used when cited from without. We conduct an exploratory data anal- ysis on the ACL Anthology. We extend the model to reveal changes in some authors? fac- tion memberships over time.