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2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) (2014)
Shenzhen, China
Dec. 14, 2014 to Dec. 17, 2014
ISSN: 1550-4786
ISBN: 978-1-4799-4303-6
pp: 767-772
In this paper, we study a challenging problem of inferring individuals' role and statuses in a professional social network, which is of central importance in workforce optimization and human capital management. Realizing the natural setting of social nodes associated with dual view information, i.e., The local node characteristics and the global network influence, we present a novel model that explores graph regularization techniques and integrates such information to achieve improved prediction performance. In particular, our prediction model is built upon the graph transductive learning framework that encodes an uncertainty regularization term in the conventional empirical risk minimization principle. Through taking advantage of the information from both the local profile and the global network characteristics, the final inference of the role or statues achieves minimum an empirical loss on the labeled set, as well as a minimum uncertainty on the unlabeled social nodes. We perform extensive empirical study using real-world data and compare with representative peer approaches. The experimental results on three real social network data sets show that the proposed model greatly outperforms a number of baseline models and is able to effectively infer in a wide range of scenarios.
Uncertainty, Electronic mail, Minimization, Data models, LinkedIn, Feature extraction

Y. Cheng, A. Agrawal, A. Choudhary, H. Liu and T. Zhang, "Social Role Identification via Dual Uncertainty Minimization Regularization," 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), Shenzhen, China, 2014, pp. 767-772.
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