On Geometric Prototype And Applications [article]

Hu Ding, Manni Liu
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose to study a new geometric optimization problem called "geometric prototype" in Euclidean space. Given a set of patterns, where each pattern is represented by a (weighted or unweighted) point set, the geometric prototype can be viewed as the "mean pattern" minimizing the total matching cost to them. As a general model, the problem finds many applications in the areas like machine learning, data mining, computer vision, etc. The dimensionality could be either constant or
more » ... igh, depending on the applications. To our best knowledge, the general geometric prototype problem has yet to be seriously considered by the theory community. To bridge the gap between theory and practice, we first show that a small core-set can be obtained to substantially reduce the data size. Consequently, any existing heuristic or algorithm can run on the core-set to achieve a great improvement on the efficiency. As a new application of core-set, it needs to tackle a couple of challenges particularly in theory. Finally, we test our method on both 2D image and high dimensional clustering datasets; the experimental results remain stable even if we run the algorithms on the core-sets much smaller than the original datasets, while the running times are reduced significantly.
arXiv:1804.09655v1 fatcat:yhyaw44ugnfidomwhytjtccsai