Factor Graph Molecule Network for Structure Elucidation

AAAI 2021

Abstract: Designing a network to learn a molecule structure given its physical/chemical properties is a hard problem, but is useful for drug discovery tasks. In this paper, we incorporate higher-order relational learning of Factor Graphs with strong approximation power of Neural Networks to create a molecule-structure learning network that has strong generalization power and can enforce higher-order relationship and valence constraints. We further propose methods to tackle problems such as the efficient design of factor nodes, conditional parameter sharing among factors, and symmetry problems in molecule structure prediction. Our experiment evaluation shows that the factor learning is effective and outperforms related methods. Authors: Hieu Le Trung, Yiqing Xu, Wee Sun Lee (National University of Singapore)