Improved semantic-aware network embedding with fine-grained word alignment

Journal Article

Network embeddings, which learn low-dimensional representations for each vertex in a large-scale network, have received considerable attention in recent years. For a wide range of applications, vertices in a network are typically accompanied by rich textual information such as user profiles, paper abstracts, etc. We propose to incorporate semantic features into network embeddings by matching important words between text sequences for all pairs of vertices. We introduce a word-by-word alignment framework that measures the compatibility of embeddings between word pairs, and then adaptively accumulates these alignment features with a simple yet effective aggregation function. In experiments, we evaluate the proposed framework on three real-world benchmarks for downstream tasks, including link prediction and multi-label vertex classification. Results demonstrate that our model outperforms state-of-the-art network embedding methods by a large margin.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shen, D; Zhang, X; Henao, R; Carin, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Published In

  • Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Emnlp 2018

Start / End Page

  • 1829 - 1838

Citation Source

  • Scopus