Palestras e Seminários



Sala 4-003

Palestrante: Prof. Daniel Aloise

Resumo: Clustering algorithms help identify homogeneous subgroups from data. In some cases, additional information about the relationship among some subsets of the data exists. When using a semi-supervised clustering algorithm, an expert may provide additional information to constrain the solution based on that knowledge and, in doing so, guide the algorithm to a more useful and meaningful solution. Such additional information often takes the form of a cannot-link constraint (i.e., two data points cannot be part of the same cluster) or a must-link constraint (i.e., two data points must be part of the same cluster). A key challenge for users of such constraints in semi-supervised learning algorithms, however, is that the addition of inaccurate or conflicting constraints can decrease accuracy and little is known about how to detect whether expert-imposed constraints are likely incorrect. In this work, we present a method to score each must-link and cannot-link pairwise constraint as likely incorrect. Using synthetic experimental examples and real data, we show that the resulting impact score can successfully identify individual constraints that should be removed or revised.


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