Learning to induce causal structureDownload PDF

28 May 2022, 15:03 (modified: 21 Jul 2022, 01:30)SCIS 2022 PosterReaders: Everyone
Keywords: causal learning
Abstract: The fundamental challenge in causal induction is to infer the underlying graph structure given observational and/or interventional data. Most existing causal induction algorithms operate by generating candidate graphs and evaluating them using either score-based methods (including continuous optimization) or independence tests. In our work, we instead treat the inference process as a black box and design a neural network architecture that learns the mapping from \emph{both observational and interventional data} to graph structures via supervised training on synthetic graphs. The learned model generalizes to new synthetic graphs, is robust to train-test distribution shifts, and achieves state-of-the-art performance on naturalistic graphs for low sample complexity.
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