Graph Neural Networks for User Identity Linkage [article]

Wen Zhang, Kai Shu, Huan Liu, Yalin Wang
2019 arXiv   pre-print
The increasing popularity and diversity of social media sites has encouraged more and more people to participate in multiple online social networks to enjoy their services. Each user may create a user identity to represent his or her unique public figure in every social network. User identity linkage across online social networks is an emerging task and has attracted increasing attention, which could potentially impact various domains such as recommendations and link predictions. The majority
more » ... existing work focuses on mining network proximity or user profile data for discovering user identity linkages. With the recent advancements in graph neural networks (GNNs), it provides great potential to advance user identity linkage since users are connected in social graphs, and learning latent factors of users and items is the key. However, predicting user identity linkages based on GNNs faces challenges. For example, the user social graphs encode both local structure such as users' neighborhood signals, and global structure with community properties. To address these challenges simultaneously, in this paper, we present a novel graph neural network framework () for user identity linkage. In particular, we provide a principled approach to jointly capture local and global information in the user-user social graph and propose the framework , which jointly learning user representations for user identity linkage. Extensive experiments on real-world datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework.
arXiv:1903.02174v1 fatcat:pzktq4ld7vbxna3ulzisfy3lge