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IEEE TKDE
Paper

Constrained text coclustering with supervised and unsupervised constraints

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel constrained coclustering method to achieve two goals. First, we combine informationtheoretic coclustering and constrained clustering to improve clustering performance. Second, we adopt both supervised and unsupervised constraints to demonstrate the effectiveness of our algorithm. The unsupervised constraints are automatically derived from existing knowledge sources, thus saving the effort and cost of using manually labeled constraints. To achieve our first goal, we develop a two-sided hidden Markov random field (HMRF) model to represent both document and word constraints. We then use an alternating expectation maximization (EM) algorithm to optimize the model. We also propose two novel methods to automatically construct and incorporate document and word constraints to support unsupervised constrained clustering: 1) automatically construct document constraints based on overlapping named entities (NE) extracted by an NE extractor; 2) automatically construct word constraints based on their semantic distance inferred from WordNet. The results of our evaluation over two benchmark data sets demonstrate the superiority of our approaches against a number of existing approaches.©2013 IEEE.

Date

01 Jun 2013

Publication

IEEE TKDE