Summary of Affinity Propagation
Affinity Propagation(AP)is a new clustering algorithm, which is based on the similarity matrix between pairs of data points and messages are exchanged between data points until clustering result emerges. It is efficient and fast , and it can solve the clustering on large data sets. But the traditional Affinity Propagation has many limitations, this paper introduces the Affinity Propagation, and analyzes in depth the advantages and limitations of it, focuses on the improvements of the algorithm — improve the similarity matrix, adjust the preference and the damping-factor, combine with other algorithms. Finally, discusses the development of Affinity Propagation.
Y. Zhou and Y. Xing, "Summary of Affinity Propagation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 268-270, pp. 811-816, 2011