Heterogeneous Attributed Network Embedding with Graph Convolutional Networks

  • Yueyang Wang Zhejiang University
  • Ziheng Duan Zhejiang University
  • Binbing Liao Zhejiang University
  • Fei Wu Zhejiang University
  • Yueting Zhuang Zhejiang University


Network embedding which assigns nodes in networks to lowdimensional representations has received increasing attention in recent years. However, most existing approaches, especially the spectral-based methods, only consider the attributes in homogeneous networks. They are weak for heterogeneous attributed networks that involve different node types as well as rich node attributes and are common in real-world scenarios. In this paper, we propose HANE, a novel network embedding method based on Graph Convolutional Networks, that leverages both the heterogeneity and the node attributes to generate high-quality embeddings. The experiments on the real-world dataset show the effectiveness of our method.