Rajhans Samdani, Kai-Wei Chang, Dan Roth

ICML 2014



This paper presents a latent variable structured prediction model for discriminative supervised clustering of items called the Latent Left-linking Model (L3M). We present an online clustering algorithm for L3M based on a feature-based item similarity function. We provide a learning framework for estimating the similarity function and present a fast stochastic gradient-based learning technique. In our experiments on coreference resolution and document clustering, L3M outperforms several existing online as well as batch supervised clustering techniques.

Bib entry

author = {Rajhans Samdani and Kai-Wei Chang and Dan Roth},
title= {{A Discriminative Latent Variable Model for Online Clustering}},
booktitle = {ICML},
year = {2014}