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Clustering Partially Observed Graphs via Convex Optimization

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Clustering Partially Observed Graphs via Convex Optimization
This paper considers the problem of clustering a partially observed unweighted graph – i.e. one where for some node pairs we know there is an edge between them, for some others we know there is no edge, and for the remaining we do not know whether or not there is an edge. We want to organize the nodes into disjoint clusters so that there is relatively dense (observed) connectivity within clusters, and sparse across clusters. We take a novel yet natural approach to this problem, by focusing on finding the clustering that minimizes the number of ”disagreements” i.e. the sum of the number of (observed) missing edges within clusters, and (observed) present edges across clusters. Our algorithm uses convex optimization; its basis is a reduction of disagreement minimization to the problem of recovering an (unknown) low-rank matrix and an (unknown) sparse matrix from their partially observed sum. We show that our algorithm succeeds under certain natural assumptions on the optimal clust...
Ali Jalali, Yudong Chen, Sujay Sanghavi, Huan Xu
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CORR
Authors Ali Jalali, Yudong Chen, Sujay Sanghavi, Huan Xu
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