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Weighted Graph Cuts without Eigenvectors A Multilevel Approach

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Weighted Graph Cuts without Eigenvectors A Multilevel Approach
—A variety of clustering algorithms have recently been proposed to handle data that is not linearly separable; spectral clustering and kernel k-means are two of the main methods. In this paper, we discuss an equivalence between the objective functions used in these seemingly different methods—in particular, a general weighted kernel k-means objective is mathematically equivalent to a weighted graph clustering objective. We exploit this equivalence to develop a fast high-quality multilevel algorithm that directly optimizes various weighted graph clustering objectives, such as the popular ratio cut, normalized cut, and ratio association criteria. This eliminates the need for any eigenvector computation for graph clustering problems, which can be prohibitive for very large graphs. Previous multilevel graph partitioning methods such as Metis have suffered from the restriction of equal-sized clusters; our multilevel algorithm removes this restriction by using kernel k-means to optimize ...
Inderjit S. Dhillon, Yuqiang Guan, Brian Kulis
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where PAMI
Authors Inderjit S. Dhillon, Yuqiang Guan, Brian Kulis
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