Mining heterogeneous information networks

Yizhou Sun, Jiawei Han
2013 SIGKDD Explorations  
Most objects and data in the real world are of multiple types, interconnected, forming complex, heterogeneous but often semi-structured information networks. However, most network science researchers are focused on homogeneous networks, without distinguishing different types of objects and links in the networks. We view interconnected, multityped data, including the typical relational database data, as heterogeneous information networks, study how to leverage the rich semantic meaning of
more » ... ral types of objects and links in the networks, and develop a structural analysis approach on mining semi-structured, multi-typed heterogeneous information networks. In this article, we summarize a set of methodologies that can effectively and efficiently mine useful knowledge from such information networks, and point out some promising research directions.
doi:10.1145/2481244.2481248 fatcat:ovj4ra5qqjb6xjoox64ctdlfwm