Journal article

A clustering comparison measure using density profiles and its application to the discovery of alternate clusterings

Eric Bae, James Bailey, Guozhu Dong

DATA MINING AND KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY | SPRINGER | Published : 2010

Abstract

Data clustering is a fundamental and very popular method of data analysis. Its subjective nature, however, means that different clustering algorithms or different parameter settings can produce widely varying and sometimes conflicting results. This has led to the use of clustering comparison measures to quantify the degree of similarity between alternative clusterings. Existing measures, though, can be limited in their ability to assess similarity and sometimes generate unintuitive results. They also cannot be applied to compare clusterings which contain different data points, an activity which is important for scenarios such as data stream analysis. In this paper, we introduce a new cluster..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by National ICT Australia (NICTA). NICTA is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program.