Fused Gromov-Wasserstein Alignment for Hawkes Processes

NeurIPS 2019

Fused Gromov-Wasserstein Alignment for Hawkes Processes

Dec 14, 2019
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We propose a novel fused Gromov-Wasserstein alignment method to jointly learn the Hawkes processes in different event spaces, and align their event types. Given two Hawkes processes, we use fused Gromov-Wasserstein discrepancy to measure their dissimilarity, which considers both the Wasserstein discrepancy based on their base intensities and the Gromov-Wasserstein discrepancy based on their infectivity matrices. Accordingly, the learned optimal transport reflects the correspondence between the event types of these two Hawkes processes. The Hawkes processes and their optimal transport are learned jointly via maximum likelihood estimation, with a fused Gromov-Wasserstein regularizer. Experimental results show that the proposed method works well on synthetic and real-world data. Speakers: Honteng Xu

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