# Manifold learning with bi-stochastic kernels

17 Nov 2017Nicholas F. MarshallRonald R. Coifman

In this paper we answer the following question: what is the infinitesimal generator of the diffusion process defined by a kernel that is normalized such that it is bi-stochastic with respect to a specified measure? More precisely, under the assumption that data is sampled from a Riemannian manifold we determine how the resulting infinitesimal generator depends on the potentially nonuniform distribution of the sample points, and the specified measure for the bi-stochastic normalization... (read more)

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