Noisy Sparse Subspace Clustering


Yu-Xiang Wang, Huan Xu ;
Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 28(1):89-97, 2013.


This paper considers the problem of subspace clustering under noise. Specifically, we study the behavior of Sparse Subspace Clustering (SSC) when either adversarial or random noise is added to the unlabelled input data points, which are assumed to lie in a union of low-dimensional subspaces. We show that a modified version of SSC is \emphprovably effective in correctly identifying the underlying subspaces, even with noisy data. This extends theoretical guarantee of this algorithm to the practical setting and provides justification to the success of SSC in a class of real applications.

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