AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Discovering Long Range Properties of Social Networks with Multi-Valued Time-Inhomogeneous Models
Danny Wyatt, Tanzeem Choudhury, Jeff Bilmes

Last modified: 2010-07-03


The current methods used to mine and analyze temporal social network data make two assumptions: all edges have the same strength, and all parameters are time-homogeneous. We show that those assumptions may not hold for social networks and propose an alternative model with two novel aspects: (1) the modeling of edges as multi-valued variables that can change in intensity, and (2) the use of a curved exponential family framework to capture time-inhomogeneous properties while retaining a parsimonious and interpretable model. We show that our model outperforms traditional models on two real-world social network data sets.


Social Networks, Temporal Models, Machine Learning

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