Active Learning Graph Neural Networks via Node Feature Propagation

Sep 25, 2019 Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • TL;DR: This paper introduces a clustering-based active learning algorithm on graphs.
  • Abstract: Graph Neural Networks (GNNs) for prediction tasks like node classification or edge prediction have received increasing attention in recent machine learning from graphically structured data. However, a large quantity of labeled graphs is difficult to obtain, which significantly limit the true success of GNNs. Although active learning has been widely studied for addressing label-sparse issues with other data types like text, images, etc., how to make it effective over graphs is an open question for research. In this paper, we present the investigation on active learning with GNNs for node classification tasks. Specifically, we propose a new method, which uses node feature propagation followed by K-Medoids clustering of the nodes for instance selection in active learning. With a theoretical bound analysis we justify the design choice of our approach. In our experiments on four benchmark dataset, the proposed method outperforms other representative baseline methods consistently and significantly.
  • Keywords: Graph Learning, Active Learning
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