Social Network Mining Research Group

Group Calendar (access restricted to members only) 
Research Interests

Our group focuses on mining structures and behaviors in social networks at various Web 2.0 sites, and applying the mine patterns in various search, annotation and recommendation applications.   


People

Faculty Members

Collaborators
Research Staff
PhD Students

Ex-Members

  • Meiqun Hu - PhD student
  • Cane Leung - Postdoc researcher
  • Xing Meng - Student intern
  • Didi Surian - Research engineer 
  • Qiang Qu - Exchange student
  • Kuan Zhang - Graduated with master
  • Jianshu Weng - Postdoc researcher
  • Byung-Won On - Postdoc researcher
  • Viet-An Nguyen - Research engineer
  • Luo Zhiping - Student intern
  • Amruta Purandare - Research engineer

Datasets 

Wikipedia Feature Article Nomination Dataset
This dataset is collected by Meiqun Hu and used for feature article nomination outcome prediction as reported in the paper below.  Please read the paper and download the dataset as long as due acknowledgement and reference to the following paper are made.
 
Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim, Ramayya Krishnan, Predicting Outcome for Collaborative Featured Article Nomination in Wikipedia, 3rd International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM2009), San Jose, May 2009.
 


Projects and Publications 

(funded by National Research Foundation and A*Star, Singapore)
  • Bing Tian Dai, . Freddy Chong Tat Chua, . Ee-Peng Lim.  Structural Analysis in Multi-Relational Social Networks.  SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM2012), Anaheim, California, April 2012.  (new!)
  • Freddy Chong Tat Chua, Hady W. Lauw, Ee-Peng Lim.  Mining Social Dependencies in Dynamic Interaction Networks. SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM2012), Anaheim, California, April 2012.  (new!)
  • Didi Surian, Nian Liu, David Lo, Hanghang Tong, Ee-Peng Lim and Christos Faloutsos, Recommending People in Developers’ Collaboration Network, Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE2011), Lero, Limerick, Ireland, October 2011.
  • David Lo, Didi Surian, Kuan Zhang, Ee-Peng Lim, Mining Direct Antagonistic Communities in Explicit Trust Networks, 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2011), Glasglow, October 2011.
  • Freddy Chong Tat Chua and Ee-Peng Lim, Modeling Bipartite Graphs Using Hierarchical Structures, International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM2011), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, July 2011.
  • Freddy Chong Tat Chua, Hady Wirawan Lauw, Ee-Peng Lim.  Predicting Item Adoption Using Social Correlation. 2011 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM2011), Phoenix/Mesa Arizona, April 2011.
  • Viet-An Nguyen, Cane Wing-Ki Leung, and Ee-Peng Lim. Modeling Link Formation Behaviors in Dynamic Social Networks. 2011 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP2011). College Park, Maryland, March 2011. 
  • Ee-Peng Lim, Bing Liu, Nitin Jindal, Viet-An Nguyen, Hady Wirawan Lauw.  Detecting Product Review Spammers using Rating Behaviors. The 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2010), Toronto, October 2010.
  • Cane Wing-ki Leung, Ee-Peng Lim, David Lo, Jianshu Weng. Mining Interesting Link Formation Rules in Social Networks. The 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2010), Toronto, October 2010. 
  • Freddy Chong Tat Chua, Ee-Peng Lim.  Trust Network Inference for Online Rating Data Using Generative Models. The 16th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD2010), Washington D.C., July 2010.
  • Kuan Zhang, David Lo, Ee-Peng Lim, Mining Antagonistic Communities from Social Networks.  Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD2010),   Hyderabad, June 2010.
  • Viet-An Nguyen, Ee-Peng Lim, Hwee-Hoon Tan, Jing JIang, Aixin Sun.  Do You Trust to Get Trust? A Study of Trust Reciprocity Behaviors and Reciprocal Trust Prediction.  2010 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2010), Columbus, Ohio, April 2010.
  • Ee-Peng Lim, Viet-An Nguyen, Aixin Sun, Jing Jiang, and Hwee Hoon Tan, To Trust or Not to Trust? Predicting Online Trusts using Trust Antecedent Framework. IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2009), Miami, Florida, December 6-9, 2009
  • Nan Ma, Ee-Peng Lim, Viet-An Nguyen, Aixin Sun, Haifeng Liu, Trust Relationship Prediction Using Online Product Review Data. ACM CIKM Workshop on Complex Networks in Information and Knowledge Management (CNIKM2009), Hong Kong, November 2009.
  • Haifeng Liu, Ee-Peng Lim, Hady Wirawan Lauw, Minh-Tam Le, Aixin Sun, Jaideep Srivastava, Young-Ae Kim, Predicting Trusts among Users of Online Communities - An Epinions Case Study, ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC2008), Chicago, July 2008.
  • Young-Ae Kim, Hady W. Lauw, Ee-Peng Lim, Jaideep Srivastava, Building a Web of Trust without Explicit Trust Ratings, ICDE Workshop on Data Engineering for Blogs, Social Media, and Web 2.0, in conjunction of 24th International Conference on Data Engineering, Cancun, Mexico, April 2008.  
Twitter Network Mining
  • Minh-Duc Luu, Ee-Peng Lim, Tuan-Anh Hoang and Freddy Chong Tat Chua. Modeling Diffusion in Social Networks using Network Properties. International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM2012), Dublin, Ireland, June 2012. (new!)
  • Tuan-Anh Hoang and Ee-Peng Lim. Virality and Sensitivity in Information Diffusions.  International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM2012), Dublin, Ireland, June 2012. (new!)
  • Wayne Xin ZhaoJing JiangJing HeYang SongPalakorn Achananuparp, Ee-Peng Lim, Xiaoming Li: Topical Keyphrase Extraction from Twitter. The 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL 2011), Portland, Oregon, June 2011.
  • Marko Skoric, Nathaniel Poor, Palakorn Achananuparp,  Ee-Peng Lim, and Jing Jiang. Tweets and votes: A study of the 2011 Singapore General Election. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2012), Kauai, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2012.
  • Jianshu Weng, Ee-peng Lim, Qi He, and Cane Wing-Ki Leung.  What Do People Want in Microblogs? Measuring Interestingness of Hashtags in Twitter.  IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2010), Sydney, December 2010.
  • Jianshu Weng, Ee-Peng Lim, Jing Jiang, and Qi He, TwitterRank: Finding Topic-sensitive Influential Twitterers.  Third ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2010), New York City, February 2010. (Presentation slides available here)

Information Exchange Network Mining
(funded by Defense Science Organization, Singapore)
  • Tuan-Anh Hoang, Ee-Peng Lim, Palakorn Achananuparp, Jing Jiang, Loo-Nin Teow. Modeling Socialness in Dynamic Social Networks, International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM2011), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, July 2011.(new!)
  • Byung-Won On, Ee-Peng Lim, Jing Jiang, Freddy Chong Tat Chua, Viet-An Nguyen, Loo-Nin Teow,  Messaging Behavior Modeling in Mobile Social Networks, Symposium on Social Intelligence and Networking (SIN-10), in conjunction with Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2010), Minneapolis, August 2010.
  • Byung-Won On, Ee-Peng Lim, Jing Jiang, Amruta Purandare and Loo-Nin Teow, Mining Interaction Behaviors for Email Reply Order Prediction, International Conference on Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM2010), Odense, Denmark, August, 2010.
Rating Network Mining
(funded by A*Star, Singapore)
Collaborative Authorship Network Mining
(funded by A*Star, Singapore)
  • Yi Zhang, Aixin Sun, Anwitaman Datta, Kuiyu Chang, Ee-Peng Lim, Do Wikipedians Follow Domain Experts? A Domain-specific Study on Wikipedia Knowledge Building, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL2010), Brisbane, June 2010.
  • Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim, Ramayya Krishnan, Predicting Outcome for Collaborative Featured Article Nomination in Wikipedia, 3rd International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM2009), San Jose, May 2009.
  • Minh-Tam Le, Hoang-Vu Dang, Ee-Peng Lim, Anwitaman Datta, WikiNetViz: Visualizing Friends and Adversaries in Implicit Social Networks, IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI2008), Taipei, Taiwan, June 2008.
  • Ba-Quy Vuong, Ee-Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Minh-Tam Le, Hady Wirawan Lauw, Kuiyu Chang, On Ranking Controversies in Wikipedia: Models and Evaluation, First ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2008), Stanford, California, USA, February 2008. 
  • Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Hady Wirawan Lauw, Ba-Quy Vuong, On Improving Wikipedia Search using Article Quality, ACM Ninth International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM2007), Lisboa, Portugal, November 2007.
  • Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Hady Wirawan Lauw, Ba-Quy Vuong, Measuring Qualities of Articles in Wikipedia, ACM Sixteenth Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2007), Lisboa, Portugal, November 2007.
  • Ee-Peng Lim, Ba-Quy Vuong, Hady Wirawan Lauw, and Aixin Sun, Measuring Qualities of Articles Contributed by Online Communities, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI2006), Hong Kong, December 2006.
Tag Recommendation
  • Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim and Jing Jiang. Using Social Annotations for Trend Discovery in Scientific Publications.  Fifth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR '11), Mountain View, October 2011.
  • Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim, Jing Jiang, A Probabilistic Approach to Personalized Tag Recommendation, Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2010), Minneapolis, August 2010.
Question Answer Network Mining
Miscellaneous
  • Hanbo Dai, Feida ZhuEe-Peng Lim, and Hwee Hwa Pang.  Detecting Extreme Rank Anomalous Collections. SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM2012), Anaheim, California, April 2012.  (new!)
  • Didi Surian, David Lo and Ee-Peng Lim.  Mining Collaboration Patterns from a Large Developer Network, 17th IEEE Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE2010), Boston, USA, October 2010. 
  • Nitin Jindal, Bing Liu, Ee-Peng Lim.  Finding Unusual Review Patterns Using Unexpected Rules.  The 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2010), Toronto, October 2010. 
  • Hady W. Lauw, Ee-Peng Lim, HweeHwa Pang, Teck-Tim Tan, “STEvent: Spatio-Temporal Event Model for Social Network Discovery”, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 28, Number 3, Article 15, June 2010.
  • Ee-Peng Lim, Agus Trisnajaya Kwee, Nelman Lubis Ibrahim, Aixin Sun, Anwitaman Datta, Kuiyu Chang, Maureen. Visualizing and Exploring Evolving Information Networks in Wikipedia. International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL2010), Brisbane, June 2010.
  • Ee-Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Anwitaman Datta, Kuiyu Chang, Information Integration for Graph Databases, Link Mining: Models, Algorithms and Applications, Edited by Philip S. Yu, Christos Faloutsos and Jiawei Han, Springer, 2010.
  • Hady Wirawan Lauw, Ee-Peng Lim, Web Social Mining, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009.