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Hierarchical Kernel Spectral Clustering
Journal Contribution - Journal Article
Kernel spectral clustering fits in a constrained optimization framework where the primal problem is expressed in terms of high-dimensional feature maps and the dual problem is expressed in terms of kernel evaluations. An eigenvalue problem is solved at the training stage and projections onto the eigenvectors constitute the clustering model. The formulation allows out-of-sample extensions which are useful for model selection in a learning setting. In this work, we propose a methodology to reveal the hierarchical structure present on the data. During the model selection stage, several clustering model parameters leading to good clusterings can be found. These results are then combined to display the underlying cluster hierarchies where the optimal depth of the tree is automatically determined. Simulations with toy data and real-life problems show the benefits of the proposed approach.
Journal: Neural Networks
Pages: 21 - 30
Authors from:Higher Education