Contextual Parameter Generation for Knowledge Graph Link Prediction


  • George Stoica Carnegie Mellon University
  • Otilia Stretcu Carnegie Mellon University
  • Emmanouil Antonios Platanios Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tom Mitchell Carnegie Mellon University
  • Barnabás Póczos Carnegie Mellon University



We consider the task of knowledge graph link prediction. Given a question consisting of a source entity and a relation (e.g., Shakespeare and BornIn), the objective is to predict the most likely answer entity (e.g., England). Recent approaches tackle this problem by learning entity and relation embeddings. However, they often constrain the relationship between these embeddings to be additive (i.e., the embeddings are concatenated and then processed by a sequence of linear functions and element-wise non-linearities). We show that this type of interaction significantly limits representational power. For example, such models cannot handle cases where a different projection of the source entity is used for each relation. We propose to use contextual parameter generation to address this limitation. More specifically, we treat relations as the context in which source entities are processed to produce predictions, by using relation embeddings to generate the parameters of a model operating over source entity embeddings. This allows models to represent more complex interactions between entities and relations. We apply our method on two existing link prediction methods, including the current state-of-the-art, resulting in significant performance gains and establishing a new state-of-the-art for this task. These gains are achieved while also reducing convergence time by up to 28 times.




How to Cite

Stoica, G., Stretcu, O., Platanios, E. A., Mitchell, T., & Póczos, B. (2020). Contextual Parameter Generation for Knowledge Graph Link Prediction. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 34(03), 3000-3008.



AAAI Technical Track: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning