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LPmade: Link Prediction Made Easy

Ryan N. Lichtenwalter, Nitesh V. Chawla; 12(75):2489−2492, 2011.


LPmade is a complete cross-platform software solution for multi-core link prediction and related tasks and analysis. Its first principal contribution is a scalable network library supporting high-performance implementations of the most commonly employed unsupervised link prediction methods. Link prediction in longitudinal data requires a sophisticated and disciplined procedure for correct results and fair evaluation, so the second principle contribution of LPmade is a sophisticated GNU make architecture that completely automates link prediction, prediction evaluation, and network analysis. Finally, LPmade streamlines and automates the procedure for creating multivariate supervised link prediction models with a version of WEKA modified to operate effectively on extremely large data sets. With mere minutes of manual work, one may start with a raw stream of records representing a network and progress through hundreds of steps to generate plots, gigabytes or terabytes of output, and actionable or publishable results.

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