daily snapshot | 4 february 2011

February 4, 2011
  • Game-theoretical “Web Algorithms” ? Social “games” clearly represents a ideal playground for experimental exploration of the theoretical concepts.
  • Yahoo! Econ & Social Sci research group
  • Using Game Theory to understand news dynamics. If we assume that there exists a competition between news sources in terms of the timing and news content – the challenge of creating ideal “news aggregator” service requires understanding the competitive relation between data sources. In general – this problem can be extended as a general paradigm in designing any service that aggregates partially-overlapping data from a number of sources in the same market. Learning the both the general equilibrium relations between sources and their short-term impact on the new data can help us learn how to rank, classify, describe inter-dependencies and “timeline” of the data lifecycle.
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