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Content Sharing Prediction for Device-to-Device (D2D)-based Offline Mobile Social Networks by Network Representation Learning

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With the explosion of cellular data, the content sharing in proximity among offline Mobile Social Networks (MSNs) has received significant attention. It is necessary to understand the face-to-face (e.g. Device-to-Device, D2D) social network structure and to predict content propagation precisely, which can be conducted by learning the low-dimensional embedding of the network nodes, called Network Representation Learning (NRL). However, most existing NRL models consider each edge as a binary or continuous value, neglecting rich information between nodes. Besides, many traditional models are almost based on small-scale datasets or online Internet services, severely confining their applications in D2D scenarios. Therefore, we propose ResNel, a RESCAL-based network representation learning model, which aims to regard the multi-dimensional relations as a probability in third-order (3D) tensor space and achieve more accurate predictions for both discovered and undiscovered relations in the D2D social network. Specifically, we consider the Global Positioning System (GPS) information as a critical relation slice to avoid the loss of potential information. Experiments on a realistic large-scale D2D dataset corroborate the advantages of improving forecast accuracy.


  • Content sharing prediction
  • Network representation learning
  • Mobile social networks
  • Device-to-Device (D2D)
  • Relation network

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This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China under Grant 2019YFB2101901 and 2018YFC0809803, the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61702364.

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Zhang, Q., Ren, X., Cao, Y., Zhang, H., Wang, X., Leung, V. (2020). Content Sharing Prediction for Device-to-Device (D2D)-based Offline Mobile Social Networks by Network Representation Learning. In: Wang, X., Zhang, R., Lee, YK., Sun, L., Moon, YS. (eds) Web and Big Data. APWeb-WAIM 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12317. Springer, Cham.

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