Social Restricted Boltzmann Machine: Human behavior prediction in health social networks

Nhat Hai Phan, Dejing Dou, Brigitte Piniewski, David Kil

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Abstract

Modeling and predicting human behaviors, such as the activity level and intensity, is the key to prevent the cascades of obesity, and help spread wellness and healthy behavior in a social network. The user diversity, dynamic behaviors, and hidden social influences make the problem more challenging. In this work, we propose a deep learning model named Social Restricted Boltzmann Machine (SRBM) for human behavior modeling and prediction in health social networks. In the proposed SRBM model, we naturally incorporate self-motivation, implicit and explicit social influences, and environmental events together into three layers which are historical, visible, and hidden layers. The interactions among these behavior determinants are naturally simulated through parameters connecting these layers together. The contrastive divergence and back-propagation algorithms are employed for training the model. A comprehensive experiment on real and synthetic data has shown the great effectiveness of our deep learning model compared with conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
EditorsJian Pei, Jie Tang, Fabrizio Silvestri
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages424-431
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338547
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 28 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015

Other

OtherIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period8/25/158/28/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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