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Maximizing the Spread of Influence Through a Social Network
 In KDD
, 2003
"... Models for the processes by which ideas and influence propagate through a social network have been studied in a number of domains, including the diffusion of medical and technological innovations, the sudden and widespread adoption of various strategies in gametheoretic settings, and the effects of ..."
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the first provable approximation guarantees for efficient algorithms. Using an analysis framework based on submodular functions, we show that a natural greedy strategy obtains a solution that is provably within 63 % of optimal for several classes of models; our framework suggests a general approach
Submodular functions, matroids and certain polyhedra
, 2003
"... The viewpoint of the subject of matroids, and related areas of lattice theory, has always been, in one way or another, abstraction of algebraic dependence or, equivalently, abstraction of the incidence relations in geometric representations of algebra. Often one of the main derived facts is that all ..."
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called independent subsets of E such that (a) Every subset of an independent set is independent, and (b) For every A ⊆ E, every maximal independent subset of A, i.e., every basis of A, has the same cardinality, called the rank, r(A), of A (with respect to M). (This definition is not standard. It is prompted
A note on the budgeted maximization of submodular functions,”
, 2005
"... Abstract Many set functions F in combinatorial optimization satisfy the diminishing returns property F (A ∪ {X}) − F (A) ≥ F (A ∪ {X}) − F (A ) for A ⊂ A . Such functions are called submodular. A result from Nemhauser et.al. states that the problem of selecting kelement subsets maximizing a nondec ..."
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nondecreasing submodular function can be approximated with a constant factor (1 − 1/e) performance guarantee. Khuller et.al. showed that for the special submodular function involved in the MAXCOVER problem, this approximation result generalizes to a budgeted setting under linear nonnegative costfunctions
Strategyproof Sharing of Submodular Costs: budget balance versus efficiency
, 1999
"... A service is produced for a set of agents. The service is binary, each agent either receives service or not, and the total cost of service is a submodular function of the set receiving service. We investigate strategyproof mechanisms that elicit individual willingness to pay, decide who is served ..."
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A service is produced for a set of agents. The service is binary, each agent either receives service or not, and the total cost of service is a submodular function of the set receiving service. We investigate strategyproof mechanisms that elicit individual willingness to pay, decide who
Maximizing nonmonotone submodular functions
 IN PROCEEDINGS OF 48TH ANNUAL IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (FOCS
, 2007
"... Submodular maximization generalizes many important problems including Max Cut in directed/undirected graphs and hypergraphs, certain constraint satisfaction problems and maximum facility location problems. Unlike the problem of minimizing submodular functions, the problem of maximizing submodular fu ..."
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Submodular maximization generalizes many important problems including Max Cut in directed/undirected graphs and hypergraphs, certain constraint satisfaction problems and maximum facility location problems. Unlike the problem of minimizing submodular functions, the problem of maximizing submodular
Cones of matrices and setfunctions and 01 optimization
 SIAM JOURNAL ON OPTIMIZATION
, 1991
"... It has been recognized recently that to represent a polyhedron as the projection of a higher dimensional, but simpler, polyhedron, is a powerful tool in polyhedral combinatorics. We develop a general method to construct higherdimensional polyhedra (or, in some cases, convex sets) whose projection a ..."
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that the stable set polytope is the projection of a polytope with a polynomial number of facets. We also discuss an extension of the method, which establishes a connection with certain submodular functions and the Möbius function of a lattice.
Strictly Proper Scoring Rules, Prediction, and Estimation
, 2007
"... Scoring rules assess the quality of probabilistic forecasts, by assigning a numerical score based on the predictive distribution and on the event or value that materializes. A scoring rule is proper if the forecaster maximizes the expected score for an observation drawn from the distribution F if he ..."
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attractive loss and utility functions that can be tailored to the problem at hand. This article reviews and develops the theory of proper scoring rules on general probability spaces, and proposes and discusses examples thereof. Proper scoring rules derive from convex functions and relate to information
Reveal, A General Reverse Engineering Algorithm For Inference Of Genetic Network Architectures
, 1998
"... Given the immanent gene expression mapping covering whole genomes during development, health and disease, we seek computational methods to maximize functional inference from such large data sets. Is it possible, in principle, to completely infer a complex regulatory network architecture from input/o ..."
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Given the immanent gene expression mapping covering whole genomes during development, health and disease, we seek computational methods to maximize functional inference from such large data sets. Is it possible, in principle, to completely infer a complex regulatory network architecture from input
Nearoptimal sensor placements in gaussian processes
 In ICML
, 2005
"... When monitoring spatial phenomena, which can often be modeled as Gaussian processes (GPs), choosing sensor locations is a fundamental task. There are several common strategies to address this task, for example, geometry or disk models, placing sensors at the points of highest entropy (variance) in t ..."
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approximation guarantees, exploiting the submodularity of the objective function. We demonstrate the advantages of our approach towards optimizing mutual information in a very extensive empirical study on two realworld data sets.
Maximizing Bisubmodular and kSubmodular Functions
"... Submodular functions play a key role in combinatorial optimization and in the study of valued constraint satisfaction problems. Recently, there has been interest in the class of bisubmodular functions, which assign values to disjoint pairs of sets. Like submodular functions, bisubmodular functions ..."
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can be minimized exactly in polynomial time and exhibit the property of diminishing returns common to many problems in operations research. Recently, the class of ksubmodular functions has been proposed. These functions generalize the notion of submodularity to ktuples of sets, with submodular
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