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Agglomerative Information Bottleneck

  title={Agglomerative Information Bottleneck},
  author={Noam Slonim and Naftali Tishby},
We introduce a novel distributional clustering algorithm that maximizes the mutual information per cluster between data and given categories. [] Key Method The algorithm is compared with the top-down soft version of the information bottleneck method and a relationship between the hard and soft results is established. We demonstrate the algorithm on the 20 Newsgroups data set. For a subset of two news-groups we achieve compression by 3 orders of magnitudes loosing only 10% of the original mutual information.

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