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Efficient Information Theoretic Clustering on Discrete Lattices

Christian Bauckhage; Kristian Kersting
In: Computing Research Repository eprint Journal (CoRR), Vol. abs/1310.7114, Pages 0-10, arXiv, 2013.


We consider the problem of clustering data that reside on discrete, low dimensional lattices. Canonical examples for this setting are found in image segmentation and key point extraction. Our solution is based on a recent approach to information theoretic clustering where clusters result from an iterative procedure that minimizes a divergence measure. We replace costly processing steps in the original algorithm by means of convolutions. These allow for highly efficient implementations and thus significantly reduce runtime. This paper therefore bridges a gap between machine learning and signal processing.

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