Multi-view clustering with graph embedding for connectome analysis

Guixiang Ma, Lifang He, Chun Ta Lu, Weixiang Shao, Philip S. Yu, Alex D. Leow, Ann B. Ragin

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Multi-view clustering has become a widely studied problem in the area of unsupervised learning. It aims to integrate multiple views by taking advantages of the consensus and complimentary information from multiple views. Most of the existing works in multi-view clustering utilize the vector-based representation for features in each view. However, in many real-world applications, instances are represented by graphs, where those vector-based models cannot fully capture the structure of the graphs from each view. To solve this problem, in this paper we propose a Multi-view Clustering framework on graph instances with Graph Embedding (MCGE). Specifically, we model the multi-view graph data as tensors and apply tensor factorization to learn the multi-view graph embeddings, thereby capturing the local structure of graphs. We build an iterative framework by incorporating multi-view graph embedding into the multi-view clustering task on graph instances, jointly performing multi-view clustering and multi-view graph embedding simultaneously. The multi-view clustering results are used for refining the multi-view graph embedding, and the updated multi-view graph embedding results further improve the multi-view clustering. Extensive experiments on two real brain network datasets (i.e., HIV and Bipolar) demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed MCGE approach in multi-view connectome analysis for clinical investigation and application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349185
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017
Event26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Nov 6 2017Nov 10 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings
VolumePart F131841


Other26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2017


  • Connectome Analysis
  • Graph Embedding
  • Multi-view Clustering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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