Title: Predicting user attitudes toward smartphone ads using support vector machine
Authors: Kang Woo Lee; Hyunseung Choo
Addresses: College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300, Chon-Chon Dong, Jang-Ahn Ku, Suwon, 440–746, South Korea ' College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300, Chon-Chon Dong, Jang-Ahn Ku, Suwon, 440–746, South Korea
Abstract: This study presents a computational model of smartphone ads that uses support vector machine (SVM). The model is used to simulate the well-known social phenomenon of 'similarity attraction,' which we analysed using both regression and pattern classification models. Smartphone call patterns were used to predict user personality for the given smartphone call patterns and ad types (extrovert or introvert), the model simulated the similarity attraction effect and predicted user attitudes toward the smartphone ad in terms of likeability, credibility and buying intention. The results indicated that the SVM model is a powerful tool for simulating similarity attraction and correctly classifies user attitude. The computational implication of the model is discussed in terms of customisation and persuasiveness.
Keywords: computational advertising; elaboration maximisation model; exclusive NOR; extrovert; introvert; pattern classification; prediction; similarity attraction; smartphones; call patterns; support vector machines; SVM; user attitudes; smartphone ads; smartphone advertisements; user personalities; personality traits; likeability; credibility; buying intention; simulation.
International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2016 Vol.14 No.3, pp.226 - 243
Received: 09 Aug 2014
Accepted: 03 Aug 2015
Published online: 30 Apr 2016 *