A Data-Driven Graph Generative Model for Temporal Interaction Networks

Dawei Zhou, Lecheng Zheng, Jiawei Han, Jingrui He

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Abstract

Deep graph generative models have recently received a surge of attention due to its superiority of modeling realistic graphs in a variety of domains, including biology, chemistry, and social science. Despite the initial success, most, if not all, of the existing works are designed for static networks. Nonetheless, many realistic networks are intrinsically dynamic and presented as a collection of system logs (i.e., timestamped interactions/edges between entities), which pose a new research direction for us: how can we synthesize realistic dynamic networks by directly learning from the system logs? In addition, how can we ensure the generated graphs preserve both the structural and temporal characteristics of the real data? To address these challenges, we propose an end-to-end deep generative framework named TagGen. In particular, we start with a novel sampling strategy for jointly extracting structural and temporal context information from temporal networks. On top of that, TagGen parameterizes a bi-level self-attention mechanism together with a family of local operations to generate temporal random walks. At last, a discriminator gradually selects generated temporal random walks, that are plausible in the input data, and feeds them to an assembling module for generating temporal networks. The experimental results in seven real-world data sets across a variety of metrics demonstrate that (1) TagGen outperforms all baselines in the temporal interaction network generation problem, and (2) TagGen significantly boosts the performance of the prediction models in the tasks of anomaly detection and link prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKDD 2020 - Proceedings of the 26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages401-411
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379984
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2020
Event26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Aug 23 2020Aug 27 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Conference

Conference26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/23/208/27/20

Keywords

  • graph generative model
  • temporal networks
  • transformer model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems

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