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2009 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (2009)
Miami, Florida
Dec. 6, 2009 to Dec. 9, 2009
ISSN: 1550-4786
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3895-2
pp: 503-512
With the pervasive availability of Web 2.0 and social networking sites, people can interact with each other easily through various social media. For instance, popular sites like, Flickr, and YouTube allow users to comment shared content (bookmark, photos, videos), and users can tag their own favorite content. Users can also connect to each other, and subscribe to or become a fan or a follower of others. These diverse individual activities result in a multi-dimensional network among actors, forming cross-dimension group structures with group members sharing certain similarities. It is challenging to effectively integrate the network information of multiple dimensions in order to discover cross-dimension group structures. In this work, we propose a two-phase strategy to identify the hidden structures shared across dimensions in multi-dimensional networks. We extract structural features from each dimension of the network via modularity analysis, and then integrate them all to find out a robust community structure among actors. Experiments on synthetic and real-world data validate the superiority of our strategy, enabling the analysis of collective behavior underneath diverse individual activities in a large scale.
Heterogeneous Interaction, Multi-Dimensional Networks, Community Detection, Heterogeneous Network, Cross-Dimension Network Validation

L. Tang, X. Wang and H. Liu, "Uncoverning Groups via Heterogeneous Interaction Analysis," 2009 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining(ICDM), Miami, Florida, 2009, pp. 503-512.
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