Data Clustering: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications by Guojun Gan

By Guojun Gan

Cluster research is an unmanaged method that divides a suite of items into homogeneous teams. This publication begins with easy details on cluster research, together with the category of information and the corresponding similarity measures, by way of the presentation of over 50 clustering algorithms in teams in accordance with a few particular baseline methodologies similar to hierarchical, center-based, and search-based tools. for this reason, readers and clients can simply determine a suitable set of rules for his or her functions and evaluate novel principles with present effects. The e-book additionally offers examples of clustering purposes to demonstrate the benefits and shortcomings of alternative clustering architectures and algorithms. software parts comprise trend attractiveness, man made intelligence, info expertise, photograph processing, biology, psychology, and advertising. Readers additionally the way to practice cluster research with the C/C++ and MATLAB® programming languages. viewers the subsequent teams will locate this ebook a worthwhile software and reference: utilized statisticians; engineers and scientists utilizing facts research; researchers in trend attractiveness, synthetic intelligence, computing device studying, and information mining; and utilized mathematicians. teachers may also use it as a textbook for an introductory direction in cluster research or as resource fabric for a graduate-level creation to information mining. Contents Preface; bankruptcy 1: facts Clustering; bankruptcy 2: facts varieties; bankruptcy three: Scale Conversion; bankruptcy four: facts Standardizatin and Transformation; bankruptcy five: information Visualization; bankruptcy 6: Similarity and Dissimilarity Measures; bankruptcy 7: Hierarchical Clustering options; bankruptcy eight: Fuzzy Clustering Algorithms; bankruptcy nine: middle established Clustering Algorithms; bankruptcy 10: seek established Clustering Algorithms; bankruptcy eleven: Graph dependent Clustering Algorithms; Chatper 12: Grid established Clustering Algorithms; bankruptcy thirteen: Density established Clustering Algorithms; bankruptcy 14: version dependent Clustering Algorithms; bankruptcy 15: Subspace Clustering; bankruptcy sixteen: Miscellaneous Algorithms; bankruptcy 17: evaluate of Clustering Algorithms; bankruptcy 18: Clustering Gene Expression info; bankruptcy 19: facts Clustering in MATLAB; bankruptcy 20: Clustering in C/C++; Appendix A: a few Clustering Algorithms; Appendix B: Thekd-tree facts constitution; Appendix C: MATLAB Codes; Appendix D: C++ Codes; topic Index; writer Index

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. A review of hierarchical classification by Gordon (1987) A review of classification by Cormack (1971) A survey of fuzzy clustering by Yang (1993) A survey of fuzzy clustering algorithms for pattern recognition. I by Baraldi and Blonda (1999a) A survey of fuzzy clustering algorithms for pattern recognition. II by Baraldi and Blonda (1999b) A survey of recent advances in hierarchical clustering algorithms by Murtagh (1983) Cluster analysis for gene expression data: A survey by Jiang et al.

15) is computed and plotted. where DIFF(k) is defined as DIFF(k) = (k − 1)2 S˜k−1 − k 2 S˜k . 18) The optimum number of clusters k0 is the number k that maximizes Vk . 11(b). The above-introduced two methods to determine the optimum number of clusters can only be applied to certain data sets or clustering algorithms (and are not well defined when k = 1). , 1983)) for estimating the number of clusters. This method is so general that it can be used with the output of any clustering algorithms. 7 (Gap statistic).

4) where fi (x) ∈ [0, 1] for i = 1, 2, . . , k and x ∈ D, and k fi (x) = 1 ∀x ∈ D. i=1 If for every x ∈ D, fi (x) ∈ {0, 1}, then the clustering represented by f is a hard clustering; otherwise, it is a fuzzy clustering. In general, conventional clustering algorithms can be classified into two categories: hierarchical algorithms and partitional algorithms. There are two types of hierarchical algorithms: divisive hierarchical algorithms and agglomerative hierarchical algorithms. , the algorithm starts with clusters each containing one data point and continues merging the clusters.

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