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TransN: Heterogeneous Network Representation Learning by Translating Node Embeddings

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Authors: Zijian Li, Wenhao Zheng, Xueling Lin, Ziyuan Zhao, Zhe Wang, Yue Wang, Xun Jian, Lei Chen, Qiang Yan, Tiezheng Mao

Name of Conference: IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering(ICDE 2020), April 20-24, 2020, Dallas, Texas, USA

Date of Publication: April 20, 2020

Abstract

Learning network embeddings has attracted growing attention in recent years. However, most of the existing methods focus on homogeneous networks, which cannot capture the important type information in heterogeneous networks. To address this problem, in this paper, we propose TransN, a novel multi-view network embedding framework for heterogeneous networks. Compared with the existing methods, TransN is an unsupervised framework which does not require node labels or user-specified meta-paths as inputs. In addition, TransN is capable of handling more general types of heterogeneous networks than the previous works. Specifically, in our framework TransN, we propose a novel algorithm to capture the proximity information inside each single view. Moreover, to transfer the learned information across views, we propose an algorithm to translate the node embeddings between different views based on the dual-learning mechanism, which can both capture the complex relations between node embeddings in different views, and preserve the proximity information inside each view during the translation. We conduct extensive experiments on real-world heterogeneous networks, whose results demonstrate that the node embeddings generated by TransN outperform those of competitors in various network mining tasks.

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