Mining Complex Data Generated by Collaborative Platforms
In a crowdsourcing project several participants discuss and solve one common problem, propose their ideas, evaluate ideas of each other, etc. We propose the novel instrument CrowDM for analyzing data generated by collaborative platforms. The initial version of the system combines several innovative techniques for structured and unstructured data analysis. Formal Concept Analysis, multimodal clustering and association rule mining are the key instruments for identifying patterns in object-oriented data. Keyword and colocation extraction methods are also included for mining unstructured texts. We _rst describe the overall methodology underlying CrowDM and then showcase results of initial experiments on data obtained from the company Witology.