Neural Clustering By Predicting And Copying Noise


Nov 03, 2017 (modified: Dec 15, 2017) ICLR 2018 Conference Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: We propose a neural clustering model that jointly learns both latent features and how they cluster. Unlike similar methods our model does not require a predefined number of clusters. Using a supervised approach, we agglomerate latent features towards randomly sampled targets within the same space whilst progressively removing the targets until we are left with only targets which represent cluster centroids. To show the behavior of our model across different modalities we apply our model on both text and image data and very competitive results on MNIST. Finally, we also provide results against baseline models for fashion-MNIST, the 20 newsgroups dataset, and a Twitter dataset we ourselves create.
  • TL;DR: Neural clustering without needing a number of clusters
  • Keywords: unsupervised learning, clustering, deep learning