The MultiRank Bootstrap Algorithm: Semi-Supervised Political Blog Classification and Ranking Using Semi-Supervised Link Classification

Frank Lin, William W. Cohen

We present a new semi-supervised learning algorithm for classifying political blogs in a blog network and ranking them within predicted classes. We test our algorithm on two datasets and achieve classification accuracy of 81.9% and 84.6% using only 2 seed blogs.

Subjects: 12. Machine Learning and Discovery; 1.10 Information Retrieval

Submitted: Feb 13, 2008

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