Pairwise Constraint Propagation: A Survey [article]

Zhenyong Fu, Zhiwu Lu
2015 arXiv   pre-print
As one of the most important types of (weaker) supervised information in machine learning and pattern recognition, pairwise constraint, which specifies whether a pair of data points occur together, has recently received significant attention, especially the problem of pairwise constraint propagation. At least two reasons account for this trend: the first is that compared to the data label, pairwise constraints are more general and easily to collect, and the second is that since the available
more » ... rwise constraints are usually limited, the constraint propagation problem is thus important. This paper provides an up-to-date critical survey of pairwise constraint propagation research. There are two underlying motivations for us to write this survey paper: the first is to provide an up-to-date review of the existing literature, and the second is to offer some insights into the studies of pairwise constraint propagation. To provide a comprehensive survey, we not only categorize existing propagation techniques but also present detailed descriptions of representative methods within each category.
arXiv:1502.05752v1 fatcat:djagaxttkjawpjfzys2q476zom