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Title:Harnessing heterogeneous association in real-world networks
Author(s):Shi, Yu
Director of Research:Han, Jiawei
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Han, Jiawei
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Sundaram, Hari; Peng, Jian; Kim, Myunghwan
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Network mining
Heterogeneous association
Real-world networks
Abstract:Real-world networks often contain heterogeneity due to the heterogeneous nature of the world. A few examples of such networks include multi-view social networks, heterogeneous bibliographic networks, biomedical networks, etc. Ostensibly the heterogeneity of real-world network appears as the typed essence of nodes and edges. By considering type information, researchers have shown that using the typed networks can achieve performance better than using the homogeneous networks in a wide variety of downstream applications such as classification, clustering, recommendation, and outlier detection. Beyond the low-level heterogeneity in nodes and edges on the surface, their types also naturally induce higher-level typed network components. In my practice mining real-world networks, I identify that the heterogeneity also prevalently lies in the association across different network components, and such heterogeneous association is often important and intrinsic to the information embodied in the networks. In this dissertation, I investigate the necessity of modeling heterogeneous association in real-world networks and develop methodologies to simultaneously leverage the rich information and accommodate the incompatibility in the presence of heterogeneous association. A series of new models along this line are proposed for specific problems including learning network embedding, defining relevance measures, and discovering hypernymy relation, together with the discussion on how the principles reflected by these models can be used in other network mining tasks. These proposed models cannot only achieve better quantitative results but also uncover the semantics hidden in the heterogeneous association of real-world data.
Issue Date:2019-04-17
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Yu Shi
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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