AAAI Publications, Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Unified Constraint Propagation on Multi-View Data
Zhiwu Lu, Yuxin Peng

Last modified: 2013-06-30


This paper presents a unified framework for intra-view and inter-view constraint propagation on multi-view data. Pairwise constraint propagation has been studied extensively, where each pairwise constraint is defined over a pair of data points from a single view. In contrast, very little attention has been paid to inter-view constraint propagation, which is more challenging since each pairwise constraint is now defined over a pair of data points from different views. Although both intra-view and inter-view constraint propagation are crucial for multi-view tasks, most previous methods can not handle them simultaneously. To address this challenging issue, we propose to decompose these two types of constraint propagation into semi-supervised learning subproblems so that they can be uniformly solved based on the traditional label propagation techniques. To further integrate them into a unified framework, we utilize the results of intra-view constraint propagation to adjust the similarity matrix of each view and then perform inter-view constraint propagation with the adjusted similarity matrices. The experimental results in cross-view retrieval have shown the superior performance of our unified constraint propagation.

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