Interactive Visual Graph Mining and Learning

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

Publication date: January 1, 2018

Ryan A. Rossi, Nesreen K. Ahmed, Hoda Eldardiry, Rong Zhou

This paper presents a platform for interactive graph mining and relational machine learning called GraphVis. The platform combines interactive visual representations with state-of-the-art graph mining and relational machine learning techniques to aid in revealing important insights quickly as well as learning an appropriate and highly predictive model for a particular task (e.g., classification, link prediction, discovering the roles of nodes, finding influential nodes). Visual representations and interaction techniques and tools are developed for simple, fast, and intuitive real-time interactive exploration, mining, and modeling of graph data. In particular, we propose techniques for interactive relational learning (e.g., node/link classification), interactive link prediction and weighting, role discovery and community detection, higher-order network analysis (via graphlets, network motifs), among others. GraphVis also allows for the refinement and tuning of graph mining and relational learning methods for specific application domains and constraints via an end-to-end interactive visual analytic pipeline that learns, infers, and provides rapid interactive visualization with immediate feedback at each change/prediction in real-time. Other key aspects include interactive filtering, querying, ranking, manipulating, exporting, as well as tools for dynamic network analysis and visualization, interactive graph generators (including new block model approaches), and a variety of multi-level network analysis techniques.

Research Area:  Adobe Research iconAI & Machine Learning