Link Prediction in Social Networks with Edge Aging
Ricky Laishram Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Kishan Mehrotra Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Chilukuri K. Mohan Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

In social networks that change with time, an im- portant problem is the prediction of new links that may be formed in the future. Existing works on link prediction have focused only on networks where links are permanent, an assumption that is not valid in many real world social networks. In many real world networks, in addition to new links being created, existing links also get removed. In this paper, we extend existing link prediction methods and apply a supervised learning algorithm to networks with non-permanent links. The results we obtain on Twitter @-mention networks show that our method performs very well in such networks.