**Residual Gated Graph ConvNet**

Graph-structured data such as functional brain networks, social networks, gene regulatory networks, communications networks have brought the interest in generalizing neural networks to graph domains. In this paper, we are interested to de- sign efficient neural network architectures for graphs with variable length. Several existing works such as Scarselli et al. (2009); Li et al. (2016) have focused on recurrent neural networks (RNNs) to solve this task. A recent different approach was proposed in Sukhbaatar et al. (2016), where a vanilla graph convolutional neural network (ConvNets) was introduced. We believe the latter approach to be a better paradigm to solve graph learning problems because ConvNets are more pruned to deep networks than RNNs. For this reason, we propose the most generic class of residual multi-layer graph ConvNets that make use of an edge gating mechanism, as proposed in Marcheggiani & Titov (2017). Gated edges appear to be a natural property in the context of graph learning tasks, as the system has the ability to learn which edges are important or not for the task to solve. We apply several graph neural models to two basic network science tasks; subgraph matching and semi-supervised clustering for graphs with variable length. Numerical results show the performances of the new model. … **Gated Linear Network**

This paper describes a family of probabilistic architectures designed for online learning under the logarithmic loss. Rather than relying on non-linear transfer functions, our method gains representational power by the use of data conditioning. We state under general conditions a learnable capacity theorem that shows this approach can in principle learn any bounded Borel-measurable function on a compact subset of euclidean space; the result is stronger than many universality results for connectionist architectures because we provide both the model and the learning procedure for which convergence is guaranteed. … **Spatially Compact Semantic Scan (SCSS)**

Many methods have been proposed for detecting emerging events in text streams using topic modeling. However, these methods have shortcomings that make them unsuitable for rapid detection of locally emerging events on massive text streams. We describe Spatially Compact Semantic Scan (SCSS) that has been developed specifically to overcome the shortcomings of current methods in detecting new spatially compact events in text streams. SCSS employs alternating optimization between using semantic scan to estimate contrastive foreground topics in documents, and discovering spatial neighborhoods with high occurrence of documents containing the foreground topics. We evaluate our method on Emergency Department chief complaints dataset (ED dataset) to verify the effectiveness of our method in detecting real-world disease outbreaks from free-text ED chief complaint data. …

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