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WSDM 2012
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On clustering heterogeneous social media objects with outlier links

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Abstract

The clustering of social media objects provides intrinsic understanding of the similarity relationships between documents, images, and their contextual sources. Both content and link structure provide important cues for an effective clustering algorithm of the underlying objects. While link information provides useful hints for improving the clustering process, it also contains a significant amount of noisy information. Therefore, a robust clustering algorithm is required to reduce the impact of noisy links. In order to address the aforementioned problems, we propose heterogeneous random fields to model the structure and content of social media networks. We design a probability measure on the social media networks which output a configuration of clusters that are consistent with both content and link structure. Furthermore, noisy links can also be detected, and their impact on the clustering algorithm can be significantly reduced. We conduct experiments on a real social media network and show the advantage of the method over other state-of-the-art algorithms. Copyright 2012 ACM.

Date

15 Mar 2012

Publication

WSDM 2012

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