Fusion Multiple Kernel K-means


  • Yi Zhang National University of Defense Technology
  • Xinwang Liu National University of Defense Technology
  • Jiyuan Liu National University of Defense Technology
  • Sisi Dai National University of Defense Technology
  • Changwang Zhang CCF Theoretical Computer Science Technical Committee
  • Kai Xu National University of Defense Technology
  • En Zhu National University of Defense Technology




Machine Learning (ML)


Multiple kernel clustering aims to seek an appropriate combination of base kernels to mine inherent non-linear information for optimal clustering. Late fusion algorithms generate base partitions independently and integrate them in the following clustering procedure, improving the overall efficiency. However, the separate base partition generation leads to inadequate negotiation with the clustering procedure and a great loss of beneficial information in corresponding kernel matrices, which negatively affects the clustering performance. To address this issue, we propose a novel algorithm, termed as Fusion Multiple Kernel k-means (FMKKM), which unifies base partition learning and late fusion clustering into one single objective function, and adopts early fusion technique to capture more sufficient information in kernel matrices. Specifically, the early fusion helps base partitions keep more beneficial kernel details, and the base partitions learning further guides the generation of consensus partition in the late fusion stage, while the late fusion provides positive feedback on two former procedures. The close collaboration of three procedures results in a promising performance improvement. Subsequently, an alternate optimization method with promising convergence is developed to solve the resultant optimization problem. Comprehensive experimental results demonstrate that our proposed algorithm achieves state-of-the-art performance on multiple public datasets, validating its effectiveness. The code of this work is publicly available at https://github.com/ethan-yizhang/Fusion-Multiple-Kernel-K-means.




How to Cite

Zhang, Y., Liu, X., Liu, J., Dai, S., Zhang, C., Xu, K., & Zhu, E. (2022). Fusion Multiple Kernel K-means. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(8), 9109-9117. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v36i8.20896



AAAI Technical Track on Machine Learning III