A quantum Jensen-Shannon graph kernel using discrete-time quantum walks

Bai, Lu; Rossi, Luca; Ren, Peng; Zhang, Zhihong and Hancock, Edwin R. (2015). A quantum Jensen-Shannon graph kernel using discrete-time quantum walks. IN: Graph-based representations in pattern recognition. Liu, Cheng-Lin; Luo, Bin; Kropatsch, Walter G. and Cheng, Jian (eds) Lecture notes in computer science . Chem (CH): Springer.


In this paper, we develop a new graph kernel by using the quantum Jensen-Shannon divergence and the discrete-time quantum walk. To this end, we commence by performing a discrete-time quantum walk to compute a density matrix over each graph being compared. For a pair of graphs, we compare the mixed quantum states represented by their density matrices using the quantum Jensen-Shannon divergence. With the density matrices for a pair of graphs to hand, the quantum graph kernel between the pair of graphs is defined by exponentiating the negative quantum Jensen-Shannon divergence between the graph density matrices. We evaluate the performance of our kernel on several standard graph datasets, and demonstrate the effectiveness of the new kernel.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18224-7_25
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18224-7_25 Funding: UK Royal Society
Event Title: 10th IAPR-TC-15 international workshop, GbRPR 2015
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-05-13 - 2015-05-15
Published Date: 2015



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