Rule-Guided Compositional Representation Learning on Knowledge Graphs


  • Guanglin Niu Beihang University
  • Yongfei Zhang Beihang University
  • Bo Li Beihang University
  • Peng Cui Tsinghua University
  • Si Liu Beihang University
  • Jingyang Li Beihang University
  • Xiaowei Zhang Qingdao University



Representation learning on a knowledge graph (KG) is to embed entities and relations of a KG into low-dimensional continuous vector spaces. Early KG embedding methods only pay attention to structured information encoded in triples, which would cause limited performance due to the structure sparseness of KGs. Some recent attempts consider paths information to expand the structure of KGs but lack explainability in the process of obtaining the path representations. In this paper, we propose a novel Rule and Path-based Joint Embedding (RPJE) scheme, which takes full advantage of the explainability and accuracy of logic rules, the generalization of KG embedding as well as the supplementary semantic structure of paths. Specifically, logic rules of different lengths (the number of relations in rule body) in the form of Horn clauses are first mined from the KG and elaborately encoded for representation learning. Then, the rules of length 2 are applied to compose paths accurately while the rules of length 1 are explicitly employed to create semantic associations among relations and constrain relation embeddings. Moreover, the confidence level of each rule is also considered in optimization to guarantee the availability of applying the rule to representation learning. Extensive experimental results illustrate that RPJE outperforms other state-of-the-art baselines on KG completion task, which also demonstrate the superiority of utilizing logic rules as well as paths for improving the accuracy and explainability of representation learning.




How to Cite

Niu, G., Zhang, Y., Li, B., Cui, P., Liu, S., Li, J., & Zhang, X. (2020). Rule-Guided Compositional Representation Learning on Knowledge Graphs. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 34(03), 2950-2958.



AAAI Technical Track: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning