Efficiency of Transformations of Proximity Measures for Graph Clustering

  • Rinat AynulinEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11631)


Choice of proximity measure for the nodes greatly affects the results of graph clustering. In this paper, we consider several proximity measures transformed with a number of functions including the logarithmic function, the power function, and a family of activation functions. Transformations are tested in experiments in which several classical datasets are clustered using the k-Means, Ward, and the spectral method. The analysis of experimental results with statistical methods shows that a number of transformed proximity measures outperform their non-transformed versions. The top-performing transformed measures are the Heat measure transformed with the power function, the Forest measure transformed with the power function, and the Forest measure transformed with the logarithmic function.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kotel’nikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics (IRE) of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyRussia

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