Fuzzy C-Means and Fuzzy Swarm for Fuzzy Clustering Problem

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Topic: Big Data
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Fuzzy clustering is an important problem which is the subject of active research in several real-world applications. Fuzzy C-Means (FCM) algorithm is one of the most popular fuzzy clustering techniques because it is efficient, straightforward, and easy to implement. However, FCM is sensitive to initialization and is easily trapped in local optima. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is a stochastic global optimization tool which is used in many optimization problems. In this paper, a hybrid fuzzy clustering method based on FCM and Fuzzy PSO (FPSO) is proposed which make use of the merits of both algorithms.
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