Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

4-2013

Abstract

Graph-based proximity has many applications with different ranking needs. However, most previous works only stress the sense of importance by finding "popular” results for a query. Often times important results are overly general without being well-tailored to the query, lacking a sense of specificity— which only emerges recently. Even then, the two senses are treated independently, and only combined empirically. In this paper, we generalize the well-studied importance-based random walk into a round trip and develop RoundTripRank, seamlessly integrating specificity and importance in one coherent process. We also recognize the need for a flexible trade-off between the two senses, and further develop RoundTripRank+ based on a scheme of hybrid random surfers. For efficient computation, we start with a basic model that decomposes RoundTripRank into smaller units. For each unit, we apply a novel two-stage bounds updating framework, enabling an online top-K algorithm 2SBound. Finally, our experiments show that RoundTripRank and RoundTripRank+ are robust over various ranking tasks, and 2SBound enables scalable online processing.

Keywords

Queries, specificity, graphs, random walk, round trip, algorithms, ranking tasks

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)

First Page

613

Last Page

624

ISBN

9781467349093

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

City or Country

Brisbane, Australia

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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