Unveiling latent behaviors of video viewers with cross-platform information

Xuhong Gu, Yipeng Zhou, Di Wu, Terence H. Chan, Min Chen

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Abstract

The online video streaming service is of huge market values with billions of worldwide users. For online video providers, e.g., Netflix, Youku, the crucial question is how to understand users' view behaviors and preferences because this knowledge is important for their business operation. Existing solutions mainly rely on analyzing users' historical view records, which however are not always available, especially for new videos and unprovided videos. Different from existing solutions, we propose to infer user behaviors and preferences by jointly analyzing data collected from multiple platforms (e.g., video streaming systems, video databases, etc.). In particular, we use the movie data crawled from a leading video streaming system (i.e., Youku), and a well-known video database in China (i.e., Douban) for this study. Our investigation points out that movie quality (evaluated in terms of Douban scores) and release date jointly influence viewers' preferences. In addition, we reveal a series of user behaviors, e.g., users are reluctant to post comments or ratings for movies they do not like, and user eyeballs are heavily captured by new movies. Understanding of these user behaviors covered by this study is essential for video recommendation and video popularity prediction which can benefit video procurement and advertisement campaign.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages31-36
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450350037
ISBN (Print)9781450350037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Movie rating
  • User behavior
  • User preference
  • View count

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    Gu, X., Zhou, Y., Wu, D., Chan, T. H., & Chen, M. (2017). Unveiling latent behaviors of video viewers with cross-platform information. In Proceedings of the 27th Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (pp. 31-36). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3083165.3083166