Ranking-based clustering of heterogeneous information networks with star network schema

Yizhou Sun, Yintao Yu, Jiawei Han

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Abstract

A heterogeneous information network is an information network composed of multiple types of objects. Clustering on such a network may lead to better understanding of both hidden structures of the network and the individual role played by every object in each cluster. However, although clustering on homogeneous networks has been studied over decades, clustering on heterogeneous networks has not been addressed until recently. A recent study proposed a new algorithm, RankClus, for clustering on bi-typed heterogeneous networks. However, a real-world network may consist of more than two types, and the interactions among multi-typed objects play a key role at disclosing the rich semantics that a network carries. In this paper, we study clustering of multi-typed heterogeneous networks with a star network schema and propose a novel algorithm, NetClus, that utilizes links across multityped objects to generate high-quality net-clusters. An iterative enhancement method is developed that leads to effective ranking-based clustering in such heterogeneous networks. Our experiments on DBLP data show that NetClus generates more accurate clustering results than the baseline topic model algorithm PLSA and the recently proposed algorithm, RankClus. Further, NetClus generates informative clusters, presenting good ranking and cluster membership information for each attribute object in each net-cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKDD '09
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Pages797-805
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2009
Event15th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD '09 - Paris, France
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 1 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Other

Other15th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD '09
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period6/28/097/1/09

Keywords

  • Clustering
  • Heterogeneous information network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems

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