Computer Science ›› 2020, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (2): 21-30.doi: 10.11896/jsjkx.190600104

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Survey of Link Prediction Algorithms in Signed Networks

LIU Miao-miao1,2,HU Qing-cui1,GUO Jing-feng3,CHEN Jing3   

  1. (School of Computer & Information Technology,Northeast Petroleum University,Daqing,Heilongjiang 163318,China)1;
    (The Key Laboratory for Oil Big Data and Intelligent Analysis of Heilongjiang Province,Daqing,Heilongjiang 163318,China)2;
    (School of Information Science and Engineering,Yanshan University,Qinhuangdao,Hebei 066004,China)3
  • Received:2019-06-20 Online:2020-02-15 Published:2020-03-18
  • About author:LIU Miao-miao,born in 1982,Ph.D,associate professor,master supervisor,is member of China Computer Federation (CCF).Her main research interests include social network analysis and so on.
  • Supported by:
    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61602401, 61871465), Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province (LH2019F042) and Youth Science Foundation of Northeast Petroleum University (2018QNQ-01).

Abstract: Link prediction in signed networks includes the possibility prediction of link existence or establishment and the sign prediction of unknown links between two nodes in the network.Related research is of great significance for analyzing and understanding the topological structure,function and evolutionary behaviors of signed networks,and has great application value in the fields of personalized recommendation,attitude prediction and protein interaction research and other fields.This paper reviewed the research results of link prediction in signed networks,and introduced related concepts,theoretical basis,commonly used data sets and evaluation indexes of link prediction accuracy of signed networks.According to the design idea,link prediction algorithms in signed networks were mainly divided into two categories,namely supervised and unsupervised machine learning method.The main idea of each algorithm was elaborated in detail.The characteristics,rules and existing problems of link prediction in signed networks were discussed,and the challenges and possible directions in the future were also pointed out,which can provide useful reference for relevant researchers in the fields of informatics,biology and sociology and so on.

Key words: Link prediction, Machine learning, Sign prediction, Signed networks, Structural balance theory

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  • TP301
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