Partial Multi-view Clustering via Auto-Weighting Similarity Completion

  • Chen Min
  • Miaomiao Cheng
  • Jian Yu
  • Liping JingEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10996)


With the development of data collection techniques, multi-view clustering (MVC) becomes an emerging research direction to improve the clustering performance. However, most MVC methods assume that the objects are observed on all the views. As a result, existing MVC methods may not achieve satisfactory performance when some views are incomplete. In this paper, we propose a new MVC method, called as partial multi-view clustering via auto-weighting similarity completion (PMVC-ASC). The major contribution lies in jointly learning the consensus similarity matrix, exploring the complementary information among multiple distinct feature sets, quantifying the contribution of each view and splitting the similarity graph into several informative submatrices, each submatrix corresponding to one cluster. The learning process can be modeled via a joint minimization problem, and the corresponding optimization algorithm is given. A series of experiments are conducted on real-world datasets to demonstrate the superiority of PMVC-ASC by comparing with the state-of-the-art methods.


Multi-view clustering Partial data Similarity completion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Min
    • 1
  • Miaomiao Cheng
    • 1
  • Jian Yu
    • 1
  • Liping Jing
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Beijing Key Lab of Traffic Data Analysis and MiningBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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