Efficiently reinforcing social networks over user engagement and tie strength
- Publication Type:
- Conference Proceeding
- Proceedings - IEEE 34th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2018, 2018, pp. 557 - 568
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© 2018 IEEE. User engagement and tie strength are fundamental and important components in social networks. The model of k-Truss not only captures actively engaged users, but also ensures strong tie strength among these users. It motivates us to utilize the model of k-Truss in preventing network unraveling, which simultaneously considers both of the basic components. In this paper, we propose and investigate the anchored k-Truss problem to reinforce a network by anchoring critical users who can significantly stop the unraveling. We prove the problem is NP-hard for k ≥ 4. A fast edge deletion order based algorithm, named AKT, is proposed with efficient candidate exploration and pruning techniques based on the order. Comprehensive experiments on 10 real-life graphs demonstrate the effectiveness of our model and the efficiency of our methods.
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