Many datasets including social media data and bibliographic data can be modeled as graphs. Clustering such graphs is able to provide useful insights into the structure of the data. To improve the quality of clustering, node attributes can be taken into account, resulting in attributed graphs. Existing attributed graph clustering methods generally consider attribute similarity and structural similarity separately. In this paper, we represent attributed graphs as star-schema heterogeneous graphs, where attributes are modeled as different types of graph nodes. This enables the use of personalized pagerank (PPR) as a unified distance measure that captures both structural and attribute similarity. We employ DBSCAN for clustering, and we update edge weights iteratively to balance the importance of different attributes. To improve the efficiency of the clustering, we develop two incremental approaches that aim to enable efficient PPR score computation when edge weights are updated. To boost the effectiveness of the clustering, we propose a simple yet effective edge weight update strategy based on entropy. In addition, we present a game theory based method that enables trading efficiency for result quality. Extensive experiments on real-life datasets offer insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of our proposals, compared with existing methods.
|Conference||The 35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)|
|Period||08/04/2019 → 12/04/2019|
|Series||Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Engineering|
- Graph clustering
- Graph mining
- Heterogeneous graph