Kernels for Link Prediction with Latent Feature Models

author: Canh Hao Nguyen, School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
published: Oct. 3, 2011,   recorded: September 2011,   views: 3275


Related Open Educational Resources

Related content

Report a problem or upload files

If you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
Lecture popularity: You need to login to cast your vote.


Predicting new links in a network is a problem of interest in many application domains. Most of the prediction methods utilize information on the network’s entities such as nodes to build a model of links. Network structures are usually not used except for the networks with similarity or relatedness semantics. In this work, we use network structures for link prediction with a more general network type with latent feature models. The problem is the difficulty to train these models directly for large data. We propose a method to solve this problem using kernels and cast the link prediction problem into a binary classification problem. The key idea is not to infer latent features explicitly, but to represent these features implicitly in the kernels, making the method scalable to large networks. In contrast to the other methods for latent feature models, our method inherits all the advantages of kernel framework: optimality, efficiency and nonlinearity. We apply our method to real data of protein-protein interactions to show the merits of our method.

See Also:

Download slides icon Download slides: ecmlpkdd2011_nguyen_kernels_01.pdf (1.7 MB)

Help icon Streaming Video Help

Link this page

Would you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !

Write your own review or comment:

make sure you have javascript enabled or clear this field: