Friend or frenemy?: predicting signed ties in social networks

  title={Friend or frenemy?: predicting signed ties in social networks},
  author={Shuang-Hong Yang and Alexander J. Smola and Bo Long and Hongyuan Zha and Yi Chang},
We study the problem of labeling the edges of a social network graph (e.g., acquaintance connections in Facebook) as either positive (i.e., trust, true friendship) or negative (i.e., distrust, possible frenemy) relations. Such signed relations provide much stronger signal in tying the behavior of online users than the unipolar Homophily effect, yet are largely unavailable as most social graphs only contain unsigned edges. We show the surprising fact that it is possible to infer signed social… CONTINUE READING
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