Community-Centric Graph Convolutional Network for Unsupervised Community Detection
Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Main track. Pages 3515-3521. https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2020/486
Community detection, aiming at partitioning a network into multiple substructures, is practically importance. Graph convolutional network (GCN), a new deep-learning technique, has recently been developed for community detection. Markov Random Fields (MRF) has been combined with GCN in the MRFasGCN method to improve accuracy. However, the existing GCN community-finding methods are semi-supervised, even though community finding is essentially an unsupervised learning problem. We developed a new GCN approach for unsupervised community detection under the framework of Autoencoder. We cast MRFasGCN as an encoder and then derived node community membership in the hidden layer of the encoder. We introduced a community-centric dual decoder to reconstruct network structures and node attributes separately in an unsupervised fashion, for faithful community detection in the input space. We designed a scheme of local enhancement to accommodate nodes to have more common neighbors and similar attributes with similar community memberships. Experimental results on real networks showed that our new method outperformed the best existing methods, showing the effectiveness of the novel decoding mechanism for generating links and attributes together over the commonly used methods for reconstructing links alone.
Multidisciplinary Topics and Applications: Web Analysis of Communities
Data Mining: Mining Graphs, Semi Structured Data, Complex Data
Machine Learning Applications: Networks