Network of Graph Convolutional Networks Trained on Random Walks

Sami Abu-El-Haija, Amol Kapoor, Bryan Perozzi, Joonseok Lee

Feb 15, 2018 (modified: Feb 15, 2018) ICLR 2018 Conference Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: Graph Convolutional Networks (GCNs) are a recently proposed architecture which has had success in semi-supervised learning on graph-structured data. At the same time, unsupervised learning of graph embeddings has benefited from the information contained in random walks. In this paper we propose a model, Network of GCNs (N-GCN), which marries these two lines of work. At its core, N-GCN trains multiple instances of GCNs over node pairs discovered at different distances in random walks, and learns a combination of the instance outputs which optimizes the classification objective. Our experiments show that our proposed N-GCN model achieves state-of-the-art performance on all of the challenging node classification tasks we consider: Cora, Citeseer, Pubmed, and PPI. In addition, our proposed method has other desirable properties, including generalization to recently proposed semi-supervised learning methods such as GraphSAGE, allowing us to propose N-SAGE, and resilience to adversarial input perturbations.
  • TL;DR: We make a network of Graph Convolution Networks, feeding each a different power of the adjacency matrix, combining all their representation into a classification sub-network, achieving state-of-the-art on semi-supervised node classification.
  • Keywords: Graph Convolution, Deep Learning, Network of Networks