A Generalized Enhanced Quantum Fuzzy Approach for Efficient Data Clustering

Dong-Lin Li, Neha Bharill, Om Prakash Patel, Aruna Tiwari, Lifeng Mu, Manoranjan Mohanty, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Mukesh Prasad

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Data clustering is a challenging task to gain insights into data in various fields. In this paper, an Enhanced Quantum-Inspired Evolutionary Fuzzy C-Means (EQIE-FCM) algorithm is proposed for data clustering. In the EQIE-FCM, quantum computing concept is utilized in combination with the FCM algorithm to improve the clustering process by evolving the clustering parameters. The improvement in the clustering process leads to improvement in the quality of clustering results. To validate the quality of clustering results achieved by the proposed EQIE-FCM approach, its performance is compared with the other quantum-based fuzzy clustering approaches and also with other evolutionary clustering approaches. To evaluate the performance of these approaches, extensive experiments are being carried out on various benchmark datasets and on the protein database that comprises of four superfamilies. The results indicate that the proposed EQIE-FCM approach finds the optimal value of fitness function and the fuzzifier parameter for the reported datasets. In addition to this, the proposed EQIE-FCM approach also finds the optimal number of clusters and more accurate location of initial cluster centers for these benchmark datasets. Thus, it can be regarded as a more efficient approach for data clustering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50347-50361
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2019


  • Clustering
  • quantum computing
  • evolutionary algorithm
  • fuzzy set theory
  • bioinformatics

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