Intelligent Link Prediction Management Based on Community Discovery and User Behavior Preference in Online Social Networks

Jun Ge, Lei-lei Shi, Lu Liu, Hongwei Shi, John Panneerselvam, Varun Menon
2021 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
Link prediction in online social networks intends to predict users who are yet to establish their network of friends, with the motivation of offering friend recommendation based on the current network structure and the attributes of nodes. However, many existing link prediction methods do not consider important information such as community characteristics, text information, and growth mechanism. In this paper, we propose an intelligent data management mechanism based on relationship strength
more » ... cording to the characteristics of social networks for achieving a reliable prediction in online social networks. Secondly, by considering the network structure attributes and interest preference of users as important factors affecting the link prediction process in online social networks, we propose further improvements in the prediction process by designing a friend recommendation model with a novel incorporation of the relationship information and interest preference characteristics of users into the community detection algorithm. Finally, extensive experiments conducted on a Twitter dataset demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed models in both dynamic community detection and link prediction.
doi:10.1155/2021/3860083 fatcat:z7i5rvgjmvgdzem73z63pm4xo4