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A principled and flexible framework for finding alternative clusterings

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A principled and flexible framework for finding alternative clusterings
The aim of data mining is to find novel and actionable insights in data. However, most algorithms typically just find a single (possibly non-novel/actionable) interpretation of the data even though alternatives could exist. The problem of finding an alternative to a given original clustering has received little attention in the literature. Current techniques (including our previous work) are unfocused/unrefined in that they broadly attempt to find an alternative clustering but do not specify which properties of the original clustering should or should not be retained. In this work, we explore a principled and flexible framework in order to find alternative clusterings of the data. The approach is principled since it poses a constrained optimization problem, so its exact behavior is understood. It is flexible since the user can formally specify positive and negative feedback based on the existing clustering, which ranges from which clusters to keep (or not) to making a trade-off betwee...
Zijie Qi, Ian Davidson
Added 25 Nov 2009
Updated 25 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where KDD
Authors Zijie Qi, Ian Davidson
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