Exploring structural features in predicting social network evolution

Shu Huang, Dongwon Lee

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel approach to incorporate the activity features in measuring the influence of member activities on the social network evolution. Conventional methods analyze social networks and make predictions based on all cumulative members and activities. However, since inactive members do not contribute to the network growth, including them in analysis can lead to less accurate results. Based on this observation, we propose to focus on the active population and explore the influence of member activities. We present a model that can incorporate various activity features and predict the evolution of the social activity. At the same time, an algorithm is adopted to select the most influential activity features. The experiments on two different types of social network show that the activity features can predict the evolution of the social activity accurately and our algorithm is effective to select the most influential features. Additionally, we find that the most significant activity features to determine the network evolution vary among different types of social network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, ICMLA 2011
Pages269-274
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event10th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, ICMLA 2011 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 18 2011Dec 21 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 10th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, ICMLA 2011
Volume2

Other

Other10th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, ICMLA 2011
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period12/18/1112/21/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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