Representation learning in multiplex graphs: Where and how to fuse information?

Multiplex graph processing pipeline


In recent years, unsupervised and self-supervised graph representation learning has gained popularity in the research community. However, most proposed methods are focused on homogeneous networks, whereas real-world graphs often contain multiple node and edge types. Multiplex graphs, a special type of heterogeneous graphs, possess richer information, provide better modeling capabilities and integrate more detailed data from potentially different sources. The diverse edge types in multiplex graphs provide more context and insights into the underlying processes of representation learning. In this paper, we tackle the problem of learning representations for nodes in multiplex networks in an unsupervised or self-supervised manner. To that end, we explore diverse information fusion schemes performed at different levels of the graph processing pipeline. The detailed analysis and experimental evaluation of various scenarios inspired us to propose improvements in how to construct GNN architectures that deal with multiplex graphs.

Piotr Bielak
Piotr Bielak
AI Frameworks Engineer @ Intel | Assistant Professor @ PWr

My research interests include graph machine learning and unsupervised learning methods.