Optimal Transport Graph Neural Networks

8 Jun 2020  ·  Gary Bécigneul, Octavian-Eugen Ganea, Benson Chen, Regina Barzilay, Tommi Jaakkola ·

Current graph neural network (GNN) architectures naively average or sum node embeddings into an aggregated graph representation -- potentially losing structural or semantic information. We here introduce OT-GNN, a model that computes graph embeddings using parametric prototypes that highlight key facets of different graph aspects... Towards this goal, we are (to our knowledge) the first to successfully combine optimal transport (OT) with parametric graph models. Graph representations are obtained from Wasserstein distances between the set of GNN node embeddings and "prototype" point clouds as free parameters. We theoretically prove that, unlike traditional sum aggregation, our function class on point clouds satisfies a fundamental universal approximation theorem. Empirically, we address an inherent collapse optimization issue by proposing a noise contrastive regularizer to steer the model towards truly exploiting the optimal transport geometry. Finally, we consistently report better generalization performance on several molecular property prediction tasks, while exhibiting smoother graph representations. read more

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Task Dataset Model Metric Name Metric Value Global Rank Result Benchmark
Drug Discovery BACE ProtoW-L2 AUC 0.873 # 3
Drug Discovery BBBP ProtoW-L2 AUC 0.92 # 1
Graph Regression ESOL ProtoW-dot RMSE .594 # 1
Graph Regression Lipophilicity ProtoS-L2 RMSE 0.58 # 1
Graph Regression Lipophilicity OT-GNN RMSE 0.580 # 1


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