Performance evaluation of machine learning methods in cultural modeling

Xiao Chen Li, Wen Ji Mao, Daniel Zeng, Peng Su, Fei Yue Wang

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Cultural modeling (CM) is an emergent and promising research area in social computing. It aims to develop behavioral models of human groups and analyze the impact of culture factors on human group behavior using computational methods. Machine learning methods, in particular classification, play a critical role in such applications. Since various cultural-related data sets possess different characteristics, it is important to gain a computational understanding of performance characteristics of various machine learning methods. In this paper, we investigate the performance of seven representative classification algorithms using a benchmark cultural modeling data set and analyze the experimental results as to group behavior forecasting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1017
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Computer Science and Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Classification
  • Cultural modeling (CM)
  • Group behavior forecasting
  • Machine learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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