HONEM: Learning Embedding for Higher Order Networks

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higher order network, network embedding, network representation learning

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Representation learning on networks offers a powerful alternative to the oft painstaking process of manual feature engineering, and, as a result, has enjoyed considerable success in recent years. However, all the existing representation learning methods are based on the first-order network, that is, the network that only captures the pairwise interactions between the nodes. As a result, these methods may fail to incorporate non-Markovian higher order dependencies in the network. Thus, the embeddings that are generated may not accurately represent the underlying phenomena in a network, resulting in inferior performance in different inductive or transductive learning tasks. To address this challenge, this study presents higher order network embedding (HONEM), a higher order network (HON) embedding method that captures the non-Markovian higher order dependencies in a network. HONEM is specifically designed for the HON structure and outperforms other state-of-the-art methods in node classification, network reconstruction, link prediction, and visualization for networks that contain non-Markovian higher order dependencies.

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Big Data, v. 8, issue 4, p. 255-269