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The Sum-over-Paths Covariance Kernel: A Novel Covariance Measure between Nodes of a Directed Graph

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The Sum-over-Paths Covariance Kernel: A Novel Covariance Measure between Nodes of a Directed Graph
—This work introduces a link-based covariance measure between the nodes of a weighted directed graph where a cost is associated to each arc. To this end, a probability distribution on the (usually infinite) countable set of paths through the graph is defined by minimizing the total expected cost between all pairs of nodes while fixing the total relative entropy spread in the graph. This results in a Boltzmann distribution on the set of paths such that long (high-cost) paths occur with a low probability while short (low-cost) paths occur with a high probability. The sum-over-paths (SoP) covariance measure between nodes is then defined according to this probability distribution: two nodes are considered as highly correlated if they often co-occur together on the same – preferably short – paths. The resulting covariance matrix between nodes (say n nodes in total) is a Gram matrix and therefore defines a valid kernel on the graph. It is obtained by inverting a n × n matrix depe...
Amin Mantrach, Luh Yen, Jérôme Callut
Added 29 Jan 2011
Updated 29 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where PAMI
Authors Amin Mantrach, Luh Yen, Jérôme Callut, Kevin Françoisse, Masashi Shimbo, Marco Saerens
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