Automated Data Augmentations for Graph ClassificationDownload PDF

Published: 01 Feb 2023, 19:18, Last Modified: 28 Feb 2023, 15:02ICLR 2023 posterReaders: Everyone
Keywords: Data Augmentation, Graph Classification, Label-invariance
TL;DR: We propose GraphAug, a novel automated data augmentation method aiming at computing label-invariant augmentations for graph classification.
Abstract: Data augmentations are effective in improving the invariance of learning machines. We argue that the core challenge of data augmentations lies in designing data transformations that preserve labels. This is relatively straightforward for images, but much more challenging for graphs. In this work, we propose GraphAug, a novel automated data augmentation method aiming at computing label-invariant augmentations for graph classification. Instead of using uniform transformations as in existing studies, GraphAug uses an automated augmentation model to avoid compromising critical label-related information of the graph, thereby producing label-invariant augmentations at most times. To ensure label-invariance, we develop a training method based on reinforcement learning to maximize an estimated label-invariance probability. Experiments show that GraphAug outperforms previous graph augmentation methods on various graph classification tasks.
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