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Graph regularized transductive classification on heterogeneous information networks

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Title: Graph regularized transductive classification on heterogeneous information networks
Author(s): Ji, Ming
Advisor(s): Han, Jiawei
Department / Program: Computer Science
Discipline: Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.S.
Genre: Masters
Subject(s): classification heterogeneous information networks
Abstract: A heterogeneous information network is a network composed of multiple types of objects and links. Recently, it has been recognized that strongly-typed heterogeneous information networks are prevalent in the real world. Sometimes, label information is available for some objects. Learning from such labeled and unlabeled data via transductive classification can lead to good knowledge extraction of the hidden network structure. However, although classification on homogeneous networks has been studied for decades, classification on heterogeneous networks has not been explored until recently. In this paper, we consider the transductive classification problem on heterogeneous networked data which share a common topic. Only some objects in the given network are labeled, and we aim to predict labels for all types of the remaining objects. A novel graph-based regularization framework, GNetMine, is proposed to model the link structure in information networks with arbitrary network schema and arbitrary number of object/link types. Specifically, we explicitly respect the type differences by preserving consistency over each relation graph corresponding to each type of links separately. Efficient computational schemes are then introduced to solve the corresponding optimization problem. Experiments on the DBLP data set show that our algorithm significantly improves the classification accuracy over existing state-of-theart methods.
Issue Date: 2012-02-06
Genre: thesis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/29721
Rights Information: Copyright 2011 Ming Ji
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-02-06
Date Deposited: 2011-12
 

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