Graph Embedding: A Methodological Survey

Joseph R. Barr, Peter Shaw, Faisal N. Abu-Khzam, Tyler Thatcher, Toby Dylan Hocking

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Embedding a high dimensional combinatorial object like tokens in text or nodes in graphs into a lower dimensional Euclidean space is a form of (lossy) data compression. We will demonstrate a class of procedures to embed vertices of a (connected) graph into a low-dimensional Euclidean space. We explore two kinds of embedding, one node2vec, similar to word2vec, which deploys a shallow network and a recurrent network which remembers past moves and takes [sic] spatial correlations into an account. We also explore the extent in which graph embedding preserves information and the practicality of using the information stored in a compressed form to discern meaningful patterns. With growth in their popularity, we too make an extensive use of the neural networks computational frameworks; we propose the usage of various neural network architectures to implement an encoder-decoder scheme to learn 'hidden' features. Since training a network requires data, we describe various sampling techniques including novel methods to sample from a graph; one using a vertex cover and another is an Eulerian tour of a (possibly) modified graph.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 4th International Conference on Transdisciplinary AI, TransAI 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781665471848
StatePublished - 2022
Event4th International Conference on Transdisciplinary AI, TransAI 2022 - Laguna Hills, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2022Sep 22 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 4th International Conference on Transdisciplinary AI, TransAI 2022


Conference4th International Conference on Transdisciplinary AI, TransAI 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLaguna Hills


  • Cluster Editing
  • Data Compression
  • Encode-Decoder
  • Graph Embedding
  • Node2vec
  • Sampling
  • Vertex Cover

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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