Multi-Channel Graph Convolutional Networks

17 Dec 2019  ·  Kaixiong Zhou, Qingquan Song, Xiao Huang, Daochen Zha, Na Zou, Xia Hu ·

Graph neural networks (GNN) has been demonstrated to be effective in classifying graph structures. To further improve the graph representation learning ability, hierarchical GNN has been explored. It leverages the differentiable pooling to cluster nodes into fixed groups, and generates a coarse-grained structure accompanied with the shrinking of the original graph. However, such clustering would discard some graph information and achieve the suboptimal results. It is because the node inherently has different characteristics or roles, and two non-isomorphic graphs may have the same coarse-grained structure that cannot be distinguished after pooling. To compensate the loss caused by coarse-grained clustering and further advance GNN, we propose a multi-channel graph convolutional networks (MuchGCN). It is motivated by the convolutional neural networks, at which a series of channels are encoded to preserve the comprehensive characteristics of the input image. Thus, we define the specific graph convolutions to learn a series of graph channels at each layer, and pool graphs iteratively to encode the hierarchical structures. Experiments have been carefully carried out to demonstrate the superiority of MuchGCN over the state-of-the-art graph classification algorithms.

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