Disentangled Multiplex Graph Representation Learning
Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 202:24983-25005, 2023.
Unsupervised multiplex graph representation learning (UMGRL) has received increasing interest, but few works simultaneously focused on the common and private information extraction. In this paper, we argue that it is essential for conducting effective and robust UMGRL to extract complete and clean common information, as well as more-complementarity and less-noise private information. To achieve this, we first investigate disentangled representation learning for the multiplex graph to capture complete and clean common information, as well as design a contrastive constraint to preserve the complementarity and remove the noise in the private information. Moreover, we theoretically analyze that the common and private representations learned by our method are provably disentangled and contain more task-relevant and less task-irrelevant information to benefit downstream tasks. Extensive experiments verify the superiority of the proposed method in terms of different downstream tasks.