Knowledge graph completion by context-aware convolutional learning with multi-hop neighborhoods

Byungkook Oh, Seungmin Seo, Kyong Ho Lee

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The main focus of relational learning for knowledge graph completion (KGC) lies in exploiting rich contextual information for facts. Many state-of-the-art models incorporate fact sequences, entity types, and even textual information. Unfortunately, most of them do not fully take advantage of rich structural information in a KG, i.e., connectivity patterns around each entity. In this paper, we propose a context-aware convolutional learning (CACL) model which jointly learns from entities and their multi-hop neighborhoods. Since we directly utilize the connectivity patterns contained in each multi-hop neighborhood, the structural role similarity among entities can be better captured, resulting in more informative entity and relation embeddings. Specifically, CACL collects entities and relations from the multi-hop neighborhood as contextual information according to their relative importance and uniquely maps them to a linear vector space. Our convolutional architecture leverages a deep learning technique to represent each entity along with its linearly mapped contextual information. Thus, we can elaborately extract the features of key connectivity patterns from the context and incorporate them into a score function which evaluates the validity of facts. Experimental results on the newest datasets show that CACL outperforms existing approaches by successfully enriching embeddings with neighborhood information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2018 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
EditorsNorman Paton, Selcuk Candan, Haixun Wang, James Allan, Rakesh Agrawal, Alexandros Labrinidis, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Mohammed Zaki, Divesh Srivastava, Andrei Broder, Assaf Schuster
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360142
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 17
Event27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2018 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 2018 Oct 222018 Oct 26

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings


Other27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) grant funded by the Korea government(MSIP; Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) (No. NRF-2016R1A2B4015873).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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