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Identifying AI talents in LinkedIn database, A machine learning approach

Thomas Roca


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  "description": "<p>How to identify specific profiles among the&nbsp;hundred of millions gathered in LinkedIn?&nbsp;LinkedIn Economic Graph thrives on skills,<br>\naround 50 thousand of them are listed by&nbsp;LinkedIn and constitute one of the main signals&nbsp;to identify professions or trends. Artificial&nbsp;Intelligence (AI) skills, for example, can be&nbsp;used to identify the diffusion of AI in industries&nbsp;[16]. But the noise can be loud around&nbsp;skills for which the demand is high. Some&nbsp;users may add &quot;trendy&quot; skills on their profiles&nbsp;without having work experience or training&nbsp;related to them. On the other hand, some&nbsp;people may work in the broad AI ecosystem&nbsp;(e.g. AI recruiters, AI sales&nbsp;representatives,&nbsp;etc.), without being the AI practitioners we&nbsp;are looking for. Searching for keywords in profiles&#39;&nbsp;sections can lead to mis-identification of&nbsp;certain profiles, especially for those related to&nbsp;a field rather than an occupation. This is the<br>\ncase for Artificial Intelligence.&nbsp;In this paper, we propose a machine learning&nbsp;approach to identify such profiles, and suggest<br>\nto train a binary text-classifier using job offers&nbsp;posted on the platform rather than actual profiles.<br>\nWe suggest this approach allows to avoid&nbsp;manually labeling the training dataset, granted&nbsp;the assumption that job profiles posted by recruiters&nbsp;are more &quot;ideal-typical&quot; or simply provide&nbsp;a more consistent triptych &quot;job title, job&nbsp;description, associated skills&quot; than the ones&nbsp;that can be found among member&#39;s profiles.</p>", 
  "license": "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "Microsoft, Linkedin", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Thomas Roca"
    }
  ], 
  "headline": "Identifying AI talents in LinkedIn database, A machine learning approach", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2019-04-23", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/2649208", 
  "keywords": [
    "Artificial Intelligence", 
    "Skills", 
    "Machine learning", 
    "Natural Language Processing", 
    "Big Data"
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2649208", 
  "@id": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2649208", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Identifying AI talents in LinkedIn database, A machine learning approach"
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