AAAI Publications, Eleventh International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

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How Fast Will You Get a Response? Predicting Interval Time for Reciprocal Link Creation
Vachik S. Dave, Mohammad Al Hasan, Chandan K. Reddy

Last modified: 2017-05-03


In the recent years, reciprocal link prediction has received some attention from the data mining and social network analysis researchers, who solved this problem as a binary classification task. However, it is also important to predict the interval time for the creation of reciprocal link. This is a challenging problem for two reasons: First, the lack of effective features, because well-known link prediction features are designed for undirected networks and for the binary classification task, hence they do not work well for the interval time prediction; Second, the presence of censored data instances makes the traditional supervised regression methods unsuitable for solving this problem. In this paper, we propose a solution for the reciprocal link interval time prediction task. We map this problem into survival analysis framework and show through extensive experiments on real-world datasets that, survival analysis methods perform better than traditional regression, neural network based model and support vector regression (SVR).

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