Outcome aware ranking in interaction networks

Kameshwaran, S and Pandit, V and Mehta, S and Viswanadham, N and Dixit, K (2010) Outcome aware ranking in interaction networks. In: 19th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management and Co-located Workshops, 26-30 Oct, 2010, Canada.

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In this paper, we present a novel ranking technique that we developed in the context of an application that arose in a Service Delivery setting. We consider the problem of ranking agents of a service organization. The service agents typically need to interact with other service agents to accomplish the end goal of resolving customer requests. Their ranking needs to take into account two aspects: firstly, their importance in the network structure that arises as a result of their interactions, and secondly, the value generated by the interactions involving them. We highlight several other applications which have the common theme of ranking the participants of a value creation process based on the network structure of their interactions and the value generated by their interactions. We formally present the problem and describe the modeling technique which enables us to encode the value of interaction in the graph. Our ranking algorithm is based on extension of eigen value methods. We present experimental results on real-life, public domain datasets from the Internet Movie DataBase. This makes our experiments replicable and verifiable.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Value Creation; Service Organization; Node Ranking; Social Network Analysis
Subjects: Business and Management
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 13:05
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 10:05
URI: https://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/254

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