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Chin. Phys. B, 2021, Vol. 30(4): 040306    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/abe298
Special Issue: SPECIAL TOPIC — Quantum computation and quantum simulation
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Quantum annealing for semi-supervised learning

Yu-Lin Zheng(郑玉鳞), Wen Zhang(张文), Cheng Zhou(周诚), and Wei Geng(耿巍)
1 Hisilicon Research, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China
Abstract  Recent advances in quantum technology have led to the development and the manufacturing of programmable quantum annealers that promise to solve certain combinatorial optimization problems faster than their classical counterparts. Semi-supervised learning is a machine learning technique that makes use of both labeled and unlabeled data for training, which enables a good classifier with only a small amount of labeled data. In this paper, we propose and theoretically analyze a graph-based semi-supervised learning method with the aid of the quantum annealing technique, which efficiently utilizes the quantum resources while maintaining good accuracy. We illustrate two classification examples, suggesting the feasibility of this method even with a small portion (30%) of labeled data involved.
Keywords:  quantum annealing      semi-supervised learning      machine learning  
Received:  14 October 2020      Revised:  23 December 2020      Accepted manuscript online:  03 February 2021
PACS:  03.67.-a (Quantum information)  
  03.67.Lx (Quantum computation architectures and implementations)  
Corresponding Authors:  Corresponding author. E-mail: wei.geng@huawei.com   

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Yu-Lin Zheng(郑玉鳞), Wen Zhang(张文), Cheng Zhou(周诚), and Wei Geng(耿巍) Quantum annealing for semi-supervised learning 2021 Chin. Phys. B 30 040306

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