Personalized knowledge-aware recommendation with collaborative and attentive graph convolutional networks

Quanyu Dai, Xiao Ming Wu, Lu Fan, Qimai Li, Han Liu, Xiaotong Zhang, Dan Wang, Guli Lin, Keping Yang

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Knowledge graphs (KGs) are increasingly used to solve the data sparsity and cold start problems of collaborative filtering. Recently, graph neural networks (GNNs) have been applied to build KG-based recommender systems and achieved competitive performance. However, existing GNN-based methods are either limited in their ability to capture fine-grained semantics in a KG, or insufficient in effectively modeling user-item interactions. To address these issues, we propose a novel framework with collaborative and attentive graph convolutional networks for personalized knowledge-aware recommendation. Particularly, we model the user-item graph and the KG separately and simultaneously with an efficient graph convolutional network and a personalized knowledge graph attention network, where the former aims to extract informative collaborative signals, while the latter is designed to capture fine-grained semantics. Collectively, they are able to learn meaningful node representations for predicting user-item interactions. Extensive experiments on benchmark datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method compared with state-of-the-arts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108628
Pages (from-to)1-12
JournalPattern Recognition
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • Attention mechanism
  • Graph convolutional network
  • Knowledge graph
  • Recommender system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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