Symmetric Graph Convolutional Autoencoder for Unsupervised Graph Representation Learning

Jiwoong Park, Minsik Lee, Hyung Jin Chang, Kyuewang Lee, Jin Young Choi; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 6519-6528

Abstract


We propose a symmetric graph convolutional autoencoder which produces a low-dimensional latent representation from a graph. In contrast to the existing graph autoencoders with asymmetric decoder parts, the proposed autoencoder has a newly designed decoder which builds a completely symmetric autoencoder form. For the reconstruction of node features, the decoder is designed based on Laplacian sharpening as the counterpart of Laplacian smoothing of the encoder, which allows utilizing the graph structure in the whole processes of the proposed autoencoder architecture. In order to prevent the numerical instability of the network caused by the Laplacian sharpening introduction, we further propose a new numerically stable form of the Laplacian sharpening by incorporating the signed graphs. In addition, a new cost function which finds a latent representation and a latent affinity matrix simultaneously is devised to boost the performance of image clustering tasks. The experimental results on clustering, link prediction and visualization tasks strongly support that the proposed model is stable and outperforms various state-of-the-art algorithms.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Park_2019_ICCV,
author = {Park, Jiwoong and Lee, Minsik and Chang, Hyung Jin and Lee, Kyuewang and Choi, Jin Young},
title = {Symmetric Graph Convolutional Autoencoder for Unsupervised Graph Representation Learning},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}
}