Learning Dynamic Preference Structure Embedding From Temporal Networks [article]

Tongya Zheng, Zunlei Feng, Yu Wang, Chengchao Shen, Mingli Song, Xingen Wang, Xinyu Wang, Chun Chen, Hao Xu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The dynamics of temporal networks lie in the continuous interactions between nodes, which exhibit the dynamic node preferences with time elapsing. The challenges of mining temporal networks are thus two-fold: the dynamic structure of networks and the dynamic node preferences. In this paper, we investigate the dynamic graph sampling problem, aiming to capture the preference structure of nodes dynamically in cooperation with GNNs. Our proposed Dynamic Preference Structure (DPS) framework consists
more » ... of two stages: structure sampling and graph fusion. In the first stage, two parameterized samplers are designed to learn the preference structure adaptively with network reconstruction tasks. In the second stage, an additional attention layer is designed to fuse two sampled temporal subgraphs of a node, generating temporal node embeddings for downstream tasks. Experimental results on many real-life temporal networks show that our DPS outperforms several state-of-the-art methods substantially owing to learning an adaptive preference structure. The code will be released soon at https://github.com/doujiang-zheng/Dynamic-Preference-Structure.
arXiv:2111.11886v1 fatcat:iq2mdgfsf5a7resoakpm22w6v4