Recurrent Meta-Structure for Robust Similarity Measure in Heterogeneous Information Networks

12/25/2017 ∙ by Yu Zhou, et al. ∙ 0

Similarity measure as a fundamental task in heterogeneous information network analysis has been applied to many areas, e.g., product recommendation, clustering and Web search. Most of the existing metrics depend on the meta-path or meta-structure specified by users in advance. These metrics are thus sensitive to the pre-specified meta-path or meta-structure. In this paper, a novel similarity measure in heterogeneous information networks, called Recurrent Meta-Structure-based Similarity (RMSS), is proposed. The recurrent meta-structure as a schematic structure in heterogeneous information networks provides a unified framework to integrate all of the meta-paths and meta-structures. Therefore, RMSS is robust to the meta-paths and meta-structures. We devise an approach to automatically constructing the recurrent meta-structure. In order to formalize the semantics, the recurrent meta-structure is decomposed into several recurrent meta-paths and recurrent meta-trees, and we then define the commuting matrices of the recurrent meta-paths and meta-trees. All of the commuting matrices of the recurrent meta-paths and meta-trees are combined according to different weights. Note that the weights can be determined by two kinds of weighting strategies: local weighting strategy and global weighting strategy. As a result, RMSS is defined by virtue of the final commuting matrix. Experimental evaluations show that the existing metrics are sensitive to different meta-paths or meta-structures and that the proposed RMSS outperforms the existing metrics in terms of ranking and clustering tasks.



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