Graph Generation with Destination-Driven Diffusion MixtureDownload PDF

Published: 06 Mar 2023, Last Modified: 05 May 2023ICLR 2023 - MLDD OralReaders: Everyone
Keywords: Graph Generation, Diffusion Model
TL;DR: We propose a novel generative process that directly predicts the destination for modeling the topology of graphs.
Abstract: Generation of graphs is a major challenge for real-world tasks that require understanding the complex nature of their non-Euclidean structures. Although diffusion models have achieved notable success in graph generation recently, they are ill-suited for modeling the structural information of graphs since learning to denoise the noisy samples does not explicitly capture the graph topology. To tackle this limitation, we propose a novel generative process that models the topology of graphs by predicting the destination of the process. Specifically, we design the generative process as a mixture of diffusion processes conditioned on the endpoint in the data distribution, which drives the process toward the probable destination. Further, we introduce new training objectives for learning to predict the destination, and discuss the advantages of our generative framework that can explicitly model the graph topology and exploit the inductive bias of the data. Through extensive experimental validation on general graph and 2D/3D molecular graph generation tasks, we show that our method outperforms previous generative models, generating graphs with correct topology with both continuous and discrete features.
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