Semi-Supervised Maximum Margin Clustering with Pairwise Constraints

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Semi-Supervised Maximum Margin Clustering with Pairwise Constraints
—The pairwise constraints specifying whether a pair of samples should be grouped together or not have been successfully incorporated into the conventional clustering methods such as k-means and spectral clustering for the performance enhancement. Nevertheless, the issue of pairwise constraints has not been well studied in the recently proposed maximum margin clustering (MMC), which extends the maximum margin framework in supervised learning for clustering and often shows a promising performance. This paper therefore proposes a pairwise constrained MMC algorithm. Based on the maximum margin idea in MMC, we propose a set of effective loss functions for discouraging the violation of given pairwise constraints. For the resulting optimization problem, we show that the original nonconvex problem in our approach can be decomposed into a sequence of convex quadratic program problems via constrained concave-convex procedure (CCCP). Subsequently, we present an efficient subgradient projection ...
Hong Zeng, Yiu-ming Cheung
Added 29 Sep 2012
Updated 29 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where TKDE
Authors Hong Zeng, Yiu-ming Cheung
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