On the Relationship Between Dimensionality Reduction and Spectral Clustering from a Kernel Viewpoint

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 474)


This paper presents the development of a unified view of spectral clustering and unsupervised dimensionality reduction approaches within a generalized kernel framework. To do so, the authors propose a multipurpose latent variable model in terms of a high-dimensional representation of the input data matrix, which is incorporated into a least-squares support vector machine to yield a generalized optimization problem. After solving it via a primal-dual procedure, the final model results in a versatile projected matrix able to represent data in a low-dimensional space, as well as to provide information about clusters. Specifically, our formulation yields solutions for kernel spectral clustering and weighted-kernel principal component analysis.


Dimensionality reduction Generalized kernel formulation Kernel PCA Spectral clustering Support vector machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Técnica del NorteIbarraEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad de NariñoPastoColombia
  3. 3.Institución Universitaria Salazar y HerreraMedellinColombia
  4. 4.Research Center of the Instituto Tecnológico MetropolitanoMedellinColombia
  5. 5.Universidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  6. 6.Coorporación Universitaria Autónoma de NariñoPastoColombia
  7. 7.Universidad SurcolombianaNeivaColombia
  8. 8.Universidad Tecnológica de PereiraPereiraColombia

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