Paper Reading: Bilinear Graph Neural Network with Neighbor Interactions

venue: IJCAI 2020

If the aggregation function of previous GNN layers (e.g. GCN and GAT) is

then the paper extends it with a bilinear aggregator:

where

It sums up the elementwise product of every pair of neighbor nodes of a target node (self-interactions excluded).

The experimental results show that BGAT (BGCN) outperforms vanilla GAT(GCN) by 1.5% (1.6%).

A linear combination of AGG output and BA output may not be optimal. Other feature aggregation mechanism can also be used (e.g. concatenation with a FFN).

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