Unsupervised spectral learning
Susan Shortreed, Marina Meila
In spectral clustering and spectral image segmentation, the data is partioned starting from a given matrix of pairwise similarities S. the matrix S is constructed by hand, or learned on a separate training set. In this paper we show how to achieve spectral clustering in unsupervised mode. Our algorithm starts with a set of observed pairwise features, which are possible components of an unknown, parametric similarity function. This function is learned iteratively, at the same time as the clustering of the data. The algorithm shows promosing results on synthetic and real data.
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AUTHOR = "Susan Shortreed
and Marina Meila",
TITLE = "Unsupervised spectral learning",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Twenty-First Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-05)",
PUBLISHER = "AUAI Press",
ADDRESS = "Arlington, Virginia",
YEAR = "2005",
PAGES = "534--541"