Possibilistic C-shell clustering with inter-cluster constraints

Tsaipei Wang*, James M. Keller

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Abstract

This paper describes our analysis of using extra constraint terms regarding relations between cluster prototypes in possibilistic c-shell clustering. The extra constraints are implemented as additional terms in the cost function. This allows users of these algorithms to incorporate additional knowledge regarding properties cluster prototype into the clustering process. Our analysis here focuses on the use of one extra term for locating circles (shell clustering with circular prototypes) with similar radii. An adjustable factor is used to control the strength of this constraint. For possibilistic clustering, this couples the update procedure of the otherwise independent prototypes. Our experiments, using both simulation and real image data, indicate that this is especially useful in locating actual clusters when the available data are noisy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5076-5081
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424401003, 9781424401000
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 Oct 200611 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period8/10/0611/10/06

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    Wang, T., & Keller, J. M. (2006). Possibilistic C-shell clustering with inter-cluster constraints. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (pp. 5076-5081). [4274722] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics; Vol. 6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2006.385113