Fused Gromov-Wasserstein Alignment for Hawkes Processes

Dixin Luo, Hongteng Xu, Lawrence Carin

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArxiv preprint
StatePublished - Oct 4 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

The workshop on learning with temporal point processes in NeurIPS 2019 (WTPP19)


  • cs.LG
  • stat.ML


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