Comparative Study Between the Proposed Shape Independent Clustering Method and the Conventional Methods (k-Means and the Other)

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Topic: Data Management
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Cluster analysis aims at identifying groups of similar objects and, therefore helps to discover distribution of patterns and interesting correlations in the data sets. In this paper, the authors propose to provide a consistent partitioning of a dataset which allows identifying any shape of cluster patterns in case of numerical clustering, convex or non-convex. The method is based on layered structure representation that is obtained from measurement distance and angle of numerical data to the centroid data and based on the iterative clustering construction utilizing a nearest neighbor distance between clusters to merge.

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