Faculté des sciences

Heat conduction information filtering via local information of bipartite networks

Guo, Qiang ; Leng, R. ; Shi, K. ; Liu, J.G.

In: The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 2012, vol. 85, no. 8, p. 286

Information filtering based on structure properties of user-object bipartite networks is of both theoretical interest and practical significance in modern science. In this paper, we empirically investigate the framework of heat-conduction-based (HC) information filtering [Y.-C. Zhang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 154301 (2007)] in terms of the local node similarity. We compare nine well-known... Plus

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    Information filtering based on structure properties of user-object bipartite networks is of both theoretical interest and practical significance in modern science. In this paper, we empirically investigate the framework of heat-conduction-based (HC) information filtering [Y.-C. Zhang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 154301 (2007)] in terms of the local node similarity. We compare nine well-known local similarity measures on four real networks. The results indicate that the local-heat-conduction-based similarity has the best accuracy and diversity simultaneously. Embedding the object degree effect into the heat conduction process, we present a new user similarity measure. Experimental results on four real networks demonstrate that the improved similarity measure could generate remarkably higher diversity and novelty results than the state-of-the-art HC information filtering algorithms based on local information, and the accuracy is also increased greatly or approximately unchanged. Since the improved similarity index only need the local information of user-object bipartite networks, it is therefore a strong candidate for potential application in information filtering of large-scale bipartite networks.