Embedding Alignment Methods in Dynamic Networks

Embedding alignement pipeline

Abstract

In recent years, dynamic graph embedding has attracted a lot of attention due to its usefulness in real-world scenarios. In this paper, we consider discrete-time dynamic graph representation learning, where embeddings are computed for each time window, and then are aggregated to represent the dynamics of a graph. However, independently computed embeddings in consecutive windows suffer from the stochastic nature of representation learning algorithms and are algebraically incomparable. We underline the need for embedding alignment process and provide nine alignment techniques evaluated on real-world datasets in link prediction and graph reconstruction tasks. Our experiments show that alignment of Node2vec embeddings improves the performance of downstream tasks up to 11 pp compared to the not aligned scenario.

Publication
International Conference on Computational Science 2021
Piotr Bielak
Piotr Bielak
Graph Machine Learning Researcher & Engineer

My research interests include graph machine learning and unsupervised learning methods.