Distilling Knowledge on Text Graph for Social Media Attribute Inference

Quan Li, Xiaoting Li, Lingwei Chen, Dinghao Wu

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Abstract

The popularization of social media generates a large amount of user-oriented data, where text data especially attracts researchers and speculators to infer user attributes (e.g., age, gender) for fulfilling their intents. Generally, this line of work casts attribute inference as a text classification problem, and starts to leverage graph neural networks for higher-level text representations. However, these text graphs are constructed on words, suffering from high memory consumption and ineffectiveness on few labeled texts. To address this challenge, we design a text-graph-based few-shot learning model for social media attribute inferences. Our model builds a text graph with texts as nodes and edges learned from current text representations via manifold learning and message passing. To further use unlabeled texts to improve few-shot performance, a knowledge distillation is devised to optimize the problem. This offers a trade-off between expressiveness and complexity. Experiments on social media datasets demonstrate the state-of-the-art performance of our model on attribute inferences with considerably fewer labeled texts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGIR 2022 - Proceedings of the 45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages2024-2028
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450387323
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2022
Event45th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2022 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jul 11 2022Jul 15 2022

Publication series

NameSIGIR 2022 - Proceedings of the 45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Conference

Conference45th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2022
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period7/11/227/15/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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