Big Data meets Quantum Chemistry Approximations: The Δ-Machine Learning Approach [article]

Raghunathan Ramakrishnan and Pavlo O. Dral and Matthias Rupp and O. Anatole von Lilienfeld
2015 arXiv   pre-print
Chemically accurate and comprehensive studies of the virtual space of all possible molecules are severely limited by the computational cost of quantum chemistry. We introduce a composite strategy that adds machine learning corrections to computationally inexpensive approximate legacy quantum methods. After training, highly accurate predictions of enthalpies, free energies, entropies, and electron correlation energies are possible, for significantly larger molecular sets than used for training.
more » ... or thermochemical properties of up to 16k constitutional isomers of C_7H_10O_2 we present numerical evidence that chemical accuracy can be reached. We also predict electron correlation energy in post Hartree-Fock methods, at the computational cost of Hartree-Fock, and we establish a qualitative relationship between molecular entropy and electron correlation. The transferability of our approach is demonstrated, using semi-empirical quantum chemistry and machine learning models trained on 1 and 10% of 134k organic molecules, to reproduce enthalpies of all remaining molecules at density functional theory level of accuracy.
arXiv:1503.04987v1 fatcat:l65dqjiu75gxtg3c63nfo7fih4