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Multi‐marginal Approximation of the Linear Gromov–Wasserstein Distance

Beier, Florian; Beinert, Robert

Recently, two concepts from optimal transport theory have successfully been brought to the Gromov–Wasserstein (GW) setting. This introduces a linear version of the GW distance and multi‐marginal GW transport. The former can reduce the computational complexity when computing all GW distances of a large set of inputs. The latter allows for a simultaneous matching of more than two marginals, which can for example be used to compute GW barycenters. The aim of this paper is to show an approximation result which characterizes the linear version as a limit of a multi‐marginal GW formulation.
Published in: PAMM, 10.1002/pamm.202200072, Wiley