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  • Copyright: 2013-12-09
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Cluster or co-cluster analyses are important tools in a variety of scientific areas. The introduction of this book presents a state of the art of already well-established, as well as more recent methods of co-clustering. The authors mainly deal with the two-mode partitioning under different approaches, but pay particular attention to a probabilistic approach.
Chapter 1 concerns clustering in general and the model-based clustering in particular. The authors briefly review the classical clustering methods and focus on the mixture model. They present and discuss the use of different mixtures adapted to different types of data. The algorithms used are described and related works with different classical methods are presented and commented upon. This chapter is useful in tackling the problem of
co-clustering under the mixture approach. Chapter 2 is devoted to the latent block model proposed in the mixture approach context. The authors discuss this model in detail and present its interest regarding co-clustering. Various algorithms are presented in a general context. Chapter 3 focuses on binary and categorical data. It presents, in detail, the appropriated latent block mixture models. Variants of these models and algorithms are presented and illustrated using examples. Chapter 4 focuses on contingency data. Mutual information, phi-squared and model-based co-clustering are studied. Models, algorithms and connections among different approaches are described and illustrated. Chapter 5 presents the case of continuous data. In the same way, the different approaches used in the previous chapters are extended to this situation.


1. Cluster Analysis.
2. Model-Based Co-Clustering.
3. Co-Clustering of Binary and Categorical Data.
4. Co-Clustering of Contingency Tables.
5. Co-Clustering of Continuous Data.

About the Authors

Gérard Govaert is Professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne, France. He is also a member of the CNRS Laboratory Heudiasyc (Heuristic and diagnostic of complex systems). His research interests include latent structure modeling, model selection, model-based cluster analysis, block clustering and statistical pattern recognition. He is one of the authors of the MIXMOD (MIXtureMODelling) software.
Mohamed Nadif is Professor at the University of Paris-Descartes, France, where he is a member of LIPADE (Paris Descartes computer science laboratory) in the Mathematics and Computer Science department. His research interests include machine learning, data mining, model-based cluster analysis, co-clustering, factorization and data analysis.

Cluster Analysis is an important tool in a variety of scientific areas. Chapter 1 briefly presents a state of the art of already well-established as well more recent methods. The hierarchical, partitioning and fuzzy approaches will be discussed amongst others. The authors review the difficulty of these classical methods in tackling the high dimensionality, sparsity and scalability. Chapter 2 discusses the interests of coclustering, presenting different approaches and defining a co-cluster. The authors focus on co-clustering as a simultaneous clustering and discuss the cases of binary, continuous and co-occurrence data. The criteria and algorithms are described and illustrated on simulated and real data. Chapter 3 considers co-clustering as a model-based co-clustering. A latent block model is defined for different kinds of data. The estimation of parameters and co-clustering is tackled under two approaches: maximum likelihood and classification maximum likelihood. Hard and soft algorithms are described and applied on simulated and real data. Chapter 4 considers co-clustering as a matrix approximation. The trifactorization approach is considered and algorithms based on update rules are described. Links with numerical and probabilistic approaches are established. A combination of algorithms are proposed and evaluated on simulated and real data. Chapter 5 considers a co-clustering or bi-clustering as the search for coherent co-clusters in biological terms or the extraction of co-clusters under conditions. Classical algorithms will be described and evaluated on simulated and real data. Different indices to evaluate the quality of coclusters are noted and used in numerical experiments.

Table of Contents

Ch 1: Cluster Analyis

1. Hierarchical clustering

2. Partitional clustering

3. Subspace clustering

Ch 2: Co-clustering analysis

1. Two-side cluster Analysis

2. Nature of a co-cluster

3. Objective functions and algorithms

4. Binary data and Crobin

5. Continuous data and Croeuc

6. Co-occurrence, dhillon, Croki2 etc. (text mining)

7. Numerical experiments

Ch 3: Model-based co-clustering

1. Latent block model

2. Classification Maximum likelihood approach

3. Complete data likelihood

4. Block CEM Algorithm

5. Binary, continuous and Co-occurrence table

6. Maximum likelihood approach

7. Likelihood

8. Variational  Algorithm

9. Binary, continuous and Co-occurrence table

10. Selection of the model

11. Numerical experiments

Ch 4: Matricial-based co-clustering

1. Matricial formulation of co-clustering

2. Nonnegative matrix factorization

3. Nonnegative matrix Tri-factorization

4. Numerical experiments

Ch 5: Co-clustering  in Bioinformatics

1. Cheng and Church algorithm

2. Bimax

3. Plaid model

4. Spectral algorithm

5. Xmotifs algorithm

6. Numerical experiments


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