Gaia: Graph Neural Network with Temporal Shift aware Attention for Gross Merchandise Value Forecast in E-commerce [article]

Borui Ye, Shuo Yang, Binbin Hu, Zhiqiang Zhang, Youqiang He, Kai Huang, Jun Zhou, Yanming Fang
2022 arXiv   pre-print
E-commerce has gone a long way in empowering merchants through the internet. In order to store the goods efficiently and arrange the marketing resource properly, it is important for them to make the accurate gross merchandise value (GMV) prediction. However, it's nontrivial to make accurate prediction with the deficiency of digitized data. In this article, we present a solution to better forecast GMV inside Alipay app. Thanks to graph neural networks (GNN) which has great ability to correlate
more » ... fferent entities to enrich information, we propose Gaia, a graph neural network (GNN) model with temporal shift aware attention. Gaia leverages the relevant e-seller' sales information and learn neighbor correlation based on temporal dependencies. By testing on Alipay's real dataset and comparing with other baselines, Gaia has shown the best performance. And Gaia is deployed in the simulated online environment, which also achieves great improvement compared with baselines.
arXiv:2207.13329v1 fatcat:phinjvccfbb3xlrrdze6lxktkm