Detecting relational states in online social networks

Zhang, Ji and Tan, Leonard and Tao, Xiaohui ORCID: and Pham, Thuan ORCID: and Zhu, Xiaodong and Li, Hongzhou and Chang, Liang (2018) Detecting relational states in online social networks. In: 5th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC 2018), 12-14 Nov 2018, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


The state of relationships between actors ion the internet is constantly changing and fluctuating to a social system of constant shocks. Link prediction, community detection, recommendation systems were built from around this fundamentally unstable system. Stable relational states-which hold important and latent deterministic knowledge have often been overlooked in this regard. In this paper, we propose a novel method of quantifying and detecting stability in the relationship between a given pair of actors. Our main algorithm (MVVA) establishes relational stability from a multivariate, autoregressive link feature dynamics perspective. Under our experimental design, we provide another built-in module based on the Hamiltonian Monte Carlo technique to provide a comprehensive cross-validation on the performance and accuracy of our proposed MVVA model.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 Jul 2013 - 5 Sep 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2020 06:34
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 02:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: social networking
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4699 Other information and computing sciences > 469999 Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified
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