Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 7 (NIPS 1994)
Thomas Hofmann, Joachim Buhmann
Visualizing and structuring pairwise dissimilarity data are difficult combinatorial op(cid:173) timization problems known as multidimensional scaling or pairwise data clustering. Algorithms for embedding dissimilarity data set in a Euclidian space, for clustering these data and for actively selecting data to support the clustering process are discussed in the maximum entropy framework. Active data selection provides a strategy to discover structure in a data set efficiently with partially unknown data.