Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Framework of Regression-Based Graph Matrix Analysis Approach in Multi-Relational Social Network Problem

Ford Lumban Gaol and Belawati Widjaja

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2008.51.57

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 4, Issue 1

Pages 51-57


Community mining is one of the major directions in social network analysis. Social network analysis has attracted much attention in recent years. Most of the existing methods on community mining assume that there is only one kind of relation in the network and moreover, the mining results are independent of the users’ needs or preferences. However, in reality, there exist multiple, heterogeneous social networks, each representing a particular kind of relationship and each kind of relationship may play a distinct role in a particular task. Thus mining networks by assuming only one kind of relation may miss a lot of valuable hidden community information and may not be adaptable to the diverse information needs from different users. In this research, we systematically analyze the problem of mining hidden communities on heterogeneous social networks. Based on the observation that different relations have different importance with respect to a certain query, we propose a method for learning an optimal linear combination of these relations which can best meet the user’s expectation. With the obtained relation, better performance can be achieved for community mining.


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