Error Detection on Knowledge Graphs with Triple Embedding

Yezi Liu, Qinggang Zhang, Mengnan Du, Xiao Huang, Xia Hu

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Knowledge graphs (KGs), as essential ingredients in many real-world applications, always contain a considerable number of errors. KG error detection aims to find the triples whose head entity, tail entity, and corresponding relation are mismatched. Despite being urgently needed, existing KG error detection methods lack generalizability. They mainly utilize supervised information such as entity type or erroneous labels, but such information is not often available in the real world. The challenges in detecting errors in KGs are twofold. Firstly, KGs exhibit unique data characteristics that distinguish them from general graphs. Secondly, real-world KGs tend to be large, and labels are often scarce. To bridge the gap, we propose a novel KG error detection framework based on triple embedding, termed TripleNet. TripleNet constructs a triple network by treating each triple as a node and connecting them via shared entities. It then employs a Bi-LSTM module to capture intra-triple translational information at the local level and uses a graph attention network to gather inter-triple contextual information at the global level. Finally, it computes the suspicious score of each triple by integrating its local and global-level information. Experimental results on two real-world KGs demonstrated that TripleNet outperforms state-of-the-art error detection algorithms with comparable or even better efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2023 - Proceedings
PublisherEuropean Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789464593600
StatePublished - 2023
Event31st European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2023 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Sep 4 2023Sep 8 2023

Publication series

NameEuropean Signal Processing Conference
ISSN (Print)2219-5491


Conference31st European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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