Social network analysis is a multidisciplinary study covering informatics, mathematics, sociology, management, psychology, etc. Link prediction, as one of the fundamental studies with a variety of applications, has attracted increasing focus from scientific society. Traditional research based on graph theory has made numerous achievements, whereas suffering from incapability of dealing with dynamic behaviors and low predicting accuracy. Aiming at addressing the problem, this paper employs a diagonally symmetrical supra-adjacency matrix to represent the dynamic social networks, and proposes a temporal links prediction framework combining with an improved gravity model. Extensive experiments on several real-world datasets verified the superiority on competitors, which benefits recommending friends in social networks. It is of remarkable significance in revealing the evolutions in temporal networks and promoting considerable commercial interest for social applications.
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