Homepage augmentation by predicting links in heterogenous networks

Jianming Lv, Jiajie Zhong, Weihang Chen, Qinzhe Xiao, Zhenguo Yang, Qing Li

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Scholars' homepages are important places to show personal research interest and academic achievement through the Web. However, according to our observation, only a small portion of scholars update their publications and related events on their homepages in time. In this paper, we propose a homepage augmentation technique, which automatically shows the newest academic events related to a scholar on his/her homepage. Specifically, we model the relations between homepages and the events collected from the Web as a complex heterogenous network, and propose an Embedding-based Heterogenous random Walk algorithm, namely EHWalk, to predict the links between homepages and events. Compared with existing embedding-based link prediction algorithms, EHWalk supports more efficient modeling of complex heterogenous relations in a dynamically changing network, which helps link the massive new updated events to homepages precisely and efficiently. Comprehensive experiments on a real-world dataset are conducted and the results show that our algorithm can achieve both good effectiveness and efficiency for real-world deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2018 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
EditorsNorman Paton, Selcuk Candan, Haixun Wang, James Allan, Rakesh Agrawal, Alexandros Labrinidis, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Mohammed Zaki, Divesh Srivastava, Andrei Broder, Assaf Schuster
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360142
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2018 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 22 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings


Conference27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2018


  • Embedding
  • Heterogenous Networks
  • Homepage Augmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)

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