Generating valid Euclidean distance matricesDownload PDF

25 Sep 2019 (modified: 24 Dec 2019)ICLR 2020 Conference Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
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  • Keywords: euclidean distance matrices, wgan, point clouds, molecular structures
  • TL;DR: We introduce a neural network architecture which builds on the generation of Euclidean distance matrices to one-shot generate molecular structures and potentially other forms of point clouds.
  • Abstract: Generating point clouds, e.g., molecular structures, in arbitrary rotations, translations, and enumerations remains a challenging task. Meanwhile, neural networks utilizing symmetry invariant layers have been shown to be able to optimize their training objective in a data-efficient way. In this spirit, we present an architecture which allows to produce valid Euclidean distance matrices, which by construction are already invariant under rotation and translation of the described object. Motivated by the goal to generate molecular structures in Cartesian space, we use this architecture to construct a Wasserstein GAN utilizing a permutation invariant critic network. This makes it possible to generate molecular structures in a one-shot fashion by producing Euclidean distance matrices which have a three- dimensional embedding.
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