Date of Original Version

4-2009

Type

Conference Proceeding

Rights Management

Copyright 2009 by the authors

Abstract or Description

We study semi-supervised learning when the data consists of multiple intersecting manifolds. We give a finite sample analysis to quantify the potential gain of using unlabeled data in this multi-manifold setting. We then propose a semi-supervised learning algorithm that separates different manifolds into decision sets, and performs supervised learning within each set. Our algorithm involves a novel application of Hellinger distance and size-constrained spectral clustering. Experiments demonstrate the benefit of our multi-manifold semi-supervised learning approach

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Journal of Machine Learning Research : Workshop and Conference Proceedings, 5, 169-176.