Clustering ensemble method

Alqurashi, Tahani and Wang, Wenjia (2019) Clustering ensemble method. International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 10 (6). pp. 1227-1246. ISSN 1868-8071

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A clustering ensemble aims to combine multiple clustering models to produce a better result than that of the individual clustering algorithms in terms of consistency and quality. In this paper, we propose a clustering ensemble algorithm with a novel consensus function named Adaptive Clustering Ensemble. It employs two similarity measures, cluster similarity and a newly defined membership similarity, and works adaptively through three stages. The first stage is to transform the initial clusters into a binary representation, and the second is to aggregate the initial clusters that are most similar based on the cluster similarity measure between clusters. This iterates itself adaptively until the intended candidate clusters are produced. The third stage is to further refine the clusters by dealing with uncertain objects to produce an improved final clustering result with the desired number of clusters. Our proposed method is tested on various real-world benchmark datasets and its performance is compared with other state-of-the-art clustering ensemble methods, including the Co-association method and the Meta-Clustering Algorithm. The experimental results indicate that on average our method is more accurate and more efficient.

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Additional Information: A correction to this article is available online at In the original publication of the article, the article title “Clustering Ensemble Method” has been published incorrectly. The correct article title should read as “A Novel Adaptive Clustering Ensemble Method”.
Uncontrolled Keywords: clustering ensemble,k-means,similarity measurement,machine learning,data mining
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences

UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Data Science and Statistics
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 16:30
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 18:38
DOI: 10.1007/s13042-017-0756-7


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