Social noise: generating random numbers from Twitter streams

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Show simple item record Fernández García, Norberto Quintas, Fernando Sánchez Fernández, Luis Arias Fisteus, Jesús 2017-10-16T08:54:14Z 2017-10-16T08:54:14Z 2015-03-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Fluctuation and Noise Letters, v.14, n.1, (March 2015), 1550012 (11 p.)
dc.identifier.issn 0219-4775
dc.description.abstract Due to the multiple applications of random numbers in computer systems (cryptography, online gambling, computer simulation, etc.) it is important to have mechanisms to generate these numbers. True Random Number Generators (TRNGs) are commonly used for this purpose. TRNGs rely on non-deterministic sources to generate randomness. Physical processes (like noise in semiconductors, quantum phenomenon, etc.) play this role in state of the art TRNGs. In this paper, we depart from previous work and explore the possibility of defining social TRNGs using the stream of public messages of the microblogging service Twitter as randomness source. Thus, we define two TRNGs based on Twitter stream information and evaluate them using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) statistical test suite. The results of the evaluation confirm the feasibility of the proposed approach.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been partially funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economa y Competitividad through the project HERMES-SMARTDRIVER (TIN2013-46801- C4-2-R).
dc.format.extent 11
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher World Scientific
dc.rights © World Scientific Publishing Company
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Random number generator
dc.subject.other Cryptography
dc.subject.other Internet gambling
dc.subject.other Computer simulation
dc.subject.other Twitter
dc.title Social noise: generating random numbers from Twitter streams
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TIN2013-46801- C4-2-R
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1550012-1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1550012-11
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Fluctuation and Noise Letters
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 14
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000016074
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