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Poster
Unlabeled Principal Component Analysis
Yunzhen Yao · Liangzu Peng · Manolis Tsakiris

Thu Dec 09 12:30 AM -- 02:00 AM (PST) @ None #None

We introduce robust principal component analysis from a data matrix in which the entries of its columns have been corrupted by permutations, termed Unlabeled Principal Component Analysis (UPCA). Using algebraic geometry, we establish that UPCA is a well-defined algebraic problem in the sense that the only matrices of minimal rank that agree with the given data are row-permutations of the ground-truth matrix, arising as the unique solutions of a polynomial system of equations. Further, we propose an efficient two-stage algorithmic pipeline for UPCA suitable for the practically relevant case where only a fraction of the data have been permuted. Stage-I employs outlier-robust PCA methods to estimate the ground-truth column-space. Equipped with the column-space, Stage-II applies recent methods for unlabeled sensing to restore the permuted data. Experiments on synthetic data, face images, educational and medical records reveal the potential of UPCA for applications such as data privatization and record linkage.

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Yunzhen Yao (ShanghaiTech University)
Liangzu Peng (ShanghaiTech University)
Manolis Tsakiris (ShanghaiTech University)

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