User Modeling of Skills and Expertise from Resumes

Hua Li, Daniel J. T. Powell, Mark Clark, Tifani O'Brien, Rafael Alonso

Abstract

Job applicants describe their skills and expertise in resumes and curriculum vitaes (CVs). These biographic data are often evaluated by human resource personnel or a search committee. This manual approach works well when the number of resumes is small. However, in this information age, the volume of available resumes can be overwhelming and there is a need for automatic evaluation of applicant skills and expertise. In this paper, we describe a user modeling algorithm to quantitatively identify skills and expertise from biographic data. This algorithm is called REMA (Resume Expertise Modeling Algorithm). REMA takes data from a resume document as input and produces an expertise model. The expertise model details the expertise topics for which the resume owner has claimed competency. Each topic carries a weight indicating the level of competency. There are two key insights for this algorithm. First, one’s expertise is the cumulative result of the various “learning events” in one’s career. These learning events are mentioned in various sections of the resume, such as earning a degree, writing a paper, or getting a patent. Second, one’s knowledge and skills can become outdated or forgotten over time if not reinforced by learning. We have developed a prototype resume evaluation system based on REMA and are in the process of evaluating REMA’s performance.

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in Harvard Style

Li H., J. T. Powell D., Clark M., O'Brien T. and Alonso R. (2015). User Modeling of Skills and Expertise from Resumes . In Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, (IC3K 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-158-8, pages 229-233. DOI: 10.5220/0005622202290233


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis15,
author={Hua Li and Daniel J. T. Powell and Mark Clark and Tifani O'Brien and Rafael Alonso},
title={User Modeling of Skills and Expertise from Resumes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, (IC3K 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={229-233},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005622202290233},
isbn={978-989-758-158-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, (IC3K 2015)
TI - User Modeling of Skills and Expertise from Resumes
SN - 978-989-758-158-8
AU - Li H.
AU - J. T. Powell D.
AU - Clark M.
AU - O'Brien T.
AU - Alonso R.
PY - 2015
SP - 229
EP - 233
DO - 10.5220/0005622202290233