Active class discovery and learning for networked data

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Conference Proceeding
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2013, SMD 2013, 2013, pp. 315 - 323
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With the recent explosion of social network applications, active learning has increasingly become an important paradigm for classifying networked data. While existing research has shown promising results by exploiting network properties to improve the active learning performance, they are all based on a static setting where the number and the type of classes underlying the networked data remain stable and unchanged. For most social network applications, the dynamic change of users and their evolving relationships, along with the emergence of new social events, often result in new classes that need to be immediately discovered and labeled for classification. This paper proposes a novel approach called ADLNET for active class discovery and learning with networked data. Our proposed method uses the Dirichlet process defined over class distributions to enable active discovery of new classes, and explicitly models label correlations in the utility function of active learning. Experimental results on two real-world networked data sets demonstrate that our proposed approach outperforms other state-of-the-art methods.
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