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JSW 2013 Vol.8(11): 2688-2696 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.11.2688-2696

A New Social Network Sampling Algorithm Based on Temperature Conduction Model

Xiaolin Du1, 2, Yunming Ye1, 2, Yueping Li3, Xiaohui Huang1, 2
1Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen 518055, P.R. China
2Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Internet Information Collaboration, Shenzhen 518055, P.R. China
3Shenzhen Polytech, Shenzhen 518055, P.R.China

Abstract—A popular solution to dealing with large-scale social networks is to derive a representative sample from a social network. This sample is expected to represent the original social network well such that the sampled network can be used for simulations and analysis. In this paper, we propose a new social network sampling algorithm based on the Temperature Conduction model. Our sampling approach is able to effectively maintain the topological similarity between the sampled network and its original network. We have evaluated our algorithm on several wellknown data sets. The experimental results show that our algorithm outperforms the state-of-the-art methods.

Index Terms—Sampling algorithm, temperature conduction, conduction boundary, topology structure.

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Cite: Xiaolin Du, Yunming Ye, Yueping Li, Xiaohui Huang, "A New Social Network Sampling Algorithm Based on Temperature Conduction Model," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 2688-2696, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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