Deep Low-Rank Subspace Clustering

Mohsen Kheirandishfard, Fariba Zohrizadeh, Farhad Kamangar; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2020, pp. 864-865


This paper is concerned with developing a novel approach to tackle the problem of subspace clustering. The approach introduces a convolutional autoencoder-based architecture to generate low-rank representations (LRR) of input data which are proven to be very suitable for subspace clustering. We propose to insert a fully-connected linear layer and its transpose between the encoder and decoder to implicitly impose a rank constraint on the learned representations. We train this architecture by minimizing a standard deep subspace clustering loss function and then recover underlying subspaces by applying a variant of spectral clustering technique. Extensive experiments on benchmark datasets demonstrate that the proposed model can not only achieve very competitive clustering results using a relatively small network architecture but also can maintain its high level of performance across a wide range of LRRs. This implies that the model can be appropriately combined with the state-of-the-art subspace clustering architectures to produce more accurate results.

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author = {Kheirandishfard, Mohsen and Zohrizadeh, Fariba and Kamangar, Farhad},
title = {Deep Low-Rank Subspace Clustering},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2020}