Article Code : 13960203174625750(DOI : 10.7508/jist.2017.19.001)

Article Title : Representing a Content-based link Prediction Algorithm in Scientific Social Networks

Journal Number : 19 Summer 2017

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List of Authors

  Full Name Email Grade Degree Corresponding Author
1 hosna solaimannezhad Graduate M.Sc
2 omid fatemi Assistant Professor PhD


Predicting collaboration between two authors, using their research interests, is one of the important issues that could improve the group researches. One type of social networks is the co-authorship network that is one of the most widely used data sets for studying. As a part of recent improvements of research, far much attention is devoted to the computational analysis of these social networks. The dynamics of these networks makes them challenging to study. Link prediction is one of the main problems in social networks analysis. If we represent a social network with a graph, link prediction means predicting edges that will be created between nodes in the future. The output of link prediction algorithms is using in the various areas such as recommender systems. Also, collaboration prediction between two authors using their research interests is one of the issues that improve group researches. There are few studies on link prediction that use content published by nodes for predicting collaboration between them. In this study, a new link prediction algorithm is developed based on the people interests. By extracting fields that authors have worked on them via analyzing papers published by them, this algorithm predicts their communication in future. The results of tests on SID dataset as coauthor dataset show that developed algorithm outperforms all the structure-based link prediction algorithms. Finally, the reasons of algorithm’s efficiency are analyzed and presented