Learning Robust Node Representations on Graphs [article]

Xu Chen and Ya Zhang and Ivor Tsang and Yuangang Pan
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Graph neural networks (GNN), as a popular methodology for node representation learning on graphs, currently mainly focus on preserving the smoothness and identifiability of node representations. A robust node representation on graphs should further hold the stability property which means a node representation is resistant to slight perturbations on the input. In this paper, we introduce the stability of node representations in addition to the smoothness and identifiability, and develop a novel
more » ... ethod called contrastive graph neural networks (CGNN) that learns robust node representations in an unsupervised manner. Specifically, CGNN maintains the stability and identifiability by a contrastive learning objective, while preserving the smoothness with existing GNN models. Furthermore, the proposed method is a generic framework that can be equipped with many other backbone models (e.g. GCN, GraphSage and GAT). Extensive experiments on four benchmarks under both transductive and inductive learning setups demonstrate the effectiveness of our method in comparison with recent supervised and unsupervised models.
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