Department of Computer Science
Unsupervised feature selection with feature clustering
As an effective technique for dimensionality reduction, feature selection has a broad application in different research areas. In this paper, we present a feature selection method based on a novel feature clustering procedure, which aims at partitioning the features into different clusters such that the features in the same cluster contain similar structural information of the given instances. Subsequently, since the obtained feature subset consists of features from variant clusters, the similarity between selected features will be low. This allows us to reserve the most data structural information with the minimum number of features. Experimental results on different benchmark data sets demonstrate the superiority of the proposed method. © 2012 IEEE.
Feature Clustering, Feature Redundancy, High-dimensional Data, Number of Features, Unsupervised Feature Selection
Source Publication Title
Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshops
Cheung, Yiu-Ming, and Hong Jia. "Unsupervised feature selection with feature clustering." Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshops (2012): 9-15.