SC17 Denver, CO

Parallel Jaccard and Related Graph Clustering Techniques

Workshop: 8th Workshop on Latest Advances in Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems
Authors: Alexandre Fender (Nvidia Corporation, University of Versailles)

Abstract: We propose to generalize Jaccard and related measures, often used as similarity coefficients between two sets. We define Jaccard, Dice-Sorensen and Tversky edge weights on a graph and generalize them to account for vertex weights. We develop an efficient parallel algorithm for computing Jaccard edge and PageRank vertex weights. We highlight that the weights computation can obtain more than 10x speedup on the GPU versus CPU on large realistic data sets. Also, we show that finding a minimum balanced cut for modified weights can be related to minimizing the sum of ratios of the intersection and union of nodes on the boundary of clusters. Finally, we show that the novel weights can improve the quality of the graph clustering by about 15% and 80% for multi-level and spectral graph partitioning and clustering schemes, respectively.

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