Dynamic Co-Embedding Model for Temporal Attributed Networks


In this article, we study the problem of embedding temporal attributed networks, with the goal of which is to learn dynamic low-dimensional representations over time for temporal attributed networks. Existing temporal network embedding methods only learn the representations for nodes, which are unable to capture the dynamic affinities between nodes and attributes. Moreover, existing co-embedding methods that learn the static embeddings of both nodes and attributes cannot be naturally utilized to obtain their dynamic embeddings for temporal attributed networks. To address these issues, we propose the dynamic co-embedding model for temporal attributed networks (DCTANs) based on the dynamic stochastic state–space framework. Our model captures the dynamics of a temporal attributed network by modeling the abstract belief states representing the condition of the nodes and attributes of current time step, and predicting the transitions between temporal abstract states of two successive time steps. Our model is able to learn embeddings for both nodes and attributes based on their belief states at each time step of the temporal attributed network, while the state transition tendency for predicting the future network can be tracked and the affinities between nodes and attributes can be preserved. Experimental results on real-world networks demonstrate that our model achieves substantial performance gains in several static and dynamic graph mining applications compared with the state-of-the-art static and dynamic models.

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

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