Constrained clustering via spectral regularization

Zhenguo Li, Jianzhuang Liu, Xiaoou Tang
2009 2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition  
We propose a novel framework for constrained spectral clustering with pairwise constraints which specify whether two objects belong to the same cluster or not. Unlike previous methods that modify the similarity matrix with pairwise constraints, we adapt the spectral embedding towards an ideal embedding as consistent with the pairwise constraints as possible. Our formulation leads to a small semidefinite program whose complexity is independent of the number of objects in the data set and the
more » ... er of pairwise constraints, making it scalable to large-scale problems. The proposed approach is applicable directly to multi-class problems, handles both must-link and cannotlink constraints, and can effectively propagate pairwise constraints. Extensive experiments on real image data and UCI data have demonstrated the efficacy of our algorithm.
doi:10.1109/cvprw.2009.5206852 fatcat:ho6v5kxgzjh6lgrwmzy5fe4jam