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Revision #2 to TR13-031 | 29th April 2013 16:49

Clustering in the Boolean Hypercube in a List Decoding Regime

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Authors: Irit Dinur, Elazar Goldenberg
Accepted on: 29th April 2013 16:49
Downloads: 938
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Abstract:

We consider the following clustering with outliers problem: Given a set of points $X \subset \{-1,1\}^n$, such that there is some point $z \in \{-1,1\}^n$ for which at least $\delta$ of the points are $\epsilon$-correlated with $z$, find $z$. We call such a point $z$ a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center of X.

In this work we give lower and upper bounds for the task of finding a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center. Our main upper bound shows that for values of $\epsilon$ and $\delta$ that are larger than 1/polylog(n), there exists a polynomial time algorithm that finds a $(\delta - o(1),\epsilon - o(1))$-center. Moreover, it outputs a list of centers explaining all of the clusters in the input. Our main lower bound shows that given a set for which there exists a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center, it is hard to find even a $(\delta/n^c, \epsilon)$-center for some constant c and $\epsilon=1/poly(n), \delta=1/poly(n)$.


Revision #1 to TR13-031 | 2nd March 2013 13:00

Clustering in the Boolean Hypercube in a List Decoding Regime





Revision #1
Authors: Irit Dinur, Elazar Goldenberg
Accepted on: 2nd March 2013 13:00
Downloads: 931
Keywords: 


Abstract:

We consider the following clustering with outliers problem: Given a set of points $X \subset \{-1,1\}^n$, such that there is some point $z \in \{-1,1\}^n$ for which at least $\delta$ of the points are $\epsilon$-correlated with $z$, find $z$. We call such a point $z$ a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center of X.

In this work we give lower and upper bounds for the task of finding a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center. We first show that for
$\delta=1-\nu$ close to $1$, i.e. in the "unique decoding
regime", given a $(1-\nu,\epsilon)$-centered set our algorithm can
find a $(1-(1+o(1))\nu,(1-o(1))\epsilon)$-center. More
interestingly, we study the "list decoding regime", i.e. when
$\delta$ is close to $0$. Our main upper bound shows that for values of $\epsilon$ and $\delta$ that are larger than 1/polylog(n), there exists a polynomial time algorithm that finds a $(\delta - o(1),\epsilon - o(1))$-center. Moreover, it outputs a list of centers explaining all of the clusters in the input. Our main lower bound shows that given a set for which there exists a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center, it is hard to find even a $(\delta/n^c, \epsilon)$-center for some constant c and $\epsilon=1/poly(n), \delta=1/poly(n)$.


Paper:

TR13-031 | 22nd February 2013 16:00

Clustering in the Boolean Hypercube in a List Decoding Regime





TR13-031
Authors: Irit Dinur, Elazar Goldenberg
Publication: 22nd February 2013 16:01
Downloads: 1110
Keywords: 


Abstract:

We consider the following clustering with outliers problem: Given a set of points $X \subset \{-1,1\}^n$, such that there is some point $z \in \{-1,1\}^n$ for which at least $\delta$ of the points are $\epsilon$-correlated with $z$, find $z$. We call such a point $z$ a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center of X.

In this work we give lower and upper bounds for the task of finding a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center. Our main upper bound shows that for values of $\epsilon$ and $\delta$ that are larger than 1/polylog(n), there exists a polynomial time algorithm that finds a $(\delta - o(1),\epsilon - o(1))$-center. Moreover, it outputs a list of centers explaining all of the clusters in the input. Our main lower bound shows that given a set for which there exists a $(\delta,\epsilon)$-center, it is hard to find even a $(\delta/n^c, \epsilon)$-center for some constant c and $\epsilon=1/poly(n), \delta=1/poly(n)$.



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