Latent Attribute Inference of Users in Social Media with Very Small Labeled Dataset

Ding XIAO, Rui WANG, Lingling WU
2016 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
With the surge of social media platform, users' profile information become treasure to enhance social network services. However, attributes information of most users are not complete, thus it is important to infer latent attributes of users. Contemporary attribute inference methods have a basic assumption that there are enough labeled data to train a model. However, in social media, it is very expensive and difficult to label a large amount of data. In this paper, we study the latent attribute
more » ... nference problem with very small labeled data and propose the SRW-COND solution. In order to solve the difficulty of small labeled data, SRW-COND firstly extends labeled data with a simple but effective greedy algorithm. Then SRW-COND employs a supervised random walk process to effectively utilize the known attributes information and link structure of users. Experiments on two real datasets illustrate the effectiveness of SRW-COND. key words: attribute inference, social network, supervised random walk, community detection
doi:10.1587/transinf.2016edp7049 fatcat:yrpepf6hmfhapjkkorr527xaba