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Constrained Clustering via Spectral Regularization

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Constrained Clustering via Spectral Regularization
We propose a novel framework for constrained spectral clustering with pairwise constraints which specify whether two objects belong to the same cluster or not. Unlike previous methods that modify the similarity matrix with pairwise constraints, we adapt the spectral embedding towards an ideal embedding as consistent with the pairwise constraints as possible. Our formulation leads to a small semidefinite program whose complexity is independent of the number of objects in the data set and the number of pairwise constraints, making it scalable to large-scale problems. The proposed approach is applicable directly to multi-class problems, handles both must-link and cannotlink constraints, and can effectively propagate pairwise constraints. Extensive experiments on real image data and UCI data have demonstrated the efficacy of our algorithm.
Zhenguo Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Added 09 May 2009
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CVPR
Authors Zhenguo Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Jianzhuang Liu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Xiaoou Tang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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