Description

Document clustering without any prior knowledge or background information is a challenging problem. In this paper, we propose SS-NMF: a semi-supervised non-negative matrix factorization framework for document clustering. In SS-NMF, users are able to provide supervision for document clustering in terms of pairwise constraints on a few documents specifying whether they “must” or “cannot” be clustered together. Through an iterative algorithm, we perform symmetric tri-factorization of the document document similarity matrix to infer the document clusters. Theoretically, we show that SS-NMF provides a general framework for semi-supervised clustering and that existing approaches can be considered as special cases of SS-NMF. Through extensive experiments conducted on publicly available data sets, we demonstrate the superior performance of SS-NMF for clustering documents.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit

2007

Comments

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Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department, Program, or Center

Computer Science (GCCIS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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