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Privacy in Social Networks by Lise Getoor, Evimaria Terzi, Elena Zheleva

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CHAPTER 4

Statistical Methods for Inferring Information in Networks

While inferring personal user information may have potential privacy implications, it is a centerpiece in many personalized online services and ad targeting techniques. Therefore, discovering hidden knowledge in social networks is a compelling application of machine learning and link mining algorithms, and it has been studied extensively in recent years. Link mining refers to data mining techniques that explicitly consider links between data entities when building predictive or descriptive models of the linked data [39, 104]. Commonly addressed link mining tasks include entity resolution, collective classification, link prediction and group detection. Namata et al. present a ...

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