An ant colony optimisation-based approach for clustering in a data matrix
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摘要Clustering is a process of classifying similar objects into different groups, such that the data within the same groups share the common features. As a common technique in statistical data analysis, it has been addressed in different contexts and by researchers in different disciplines. In this paper, we study the problem of clustering data into a diagonal block structure in a data matrix. This kind of clustering is very useful for analysing the interaction between the objects and their associated attributes in a dataset. In this work, we explore the use of ant colony optimisation-based approach to perform data clustering. Our approach offers several advantages. First, the objects and their attributes are re-arranged in the matrix such that a diagonal block structure is formed. This is useful for visual analysis. Second, our approach can deal with the case when the objects and attributes have weighting associated with them. Third, our approach is a non-parametric clustering method, (i.e., no explicit clustering criterion is required). Our computational study demonstrates the performance of our approach in data clustering. © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
著者Cheng C.-H., Gunasekaran A., Woo K.-H.
期刊名稱International Journal of Operational Research
出版年份2014
月份1
日期1
卷號19
期次4
出版社Inderscience Publishers
出版地United Kingdom
頁次407 - 434
國際標準期刊號1745-7645
語言英式英語
關鍵詞ACO, Ant colony optimisation, Block clustering, Data matrix, Data partitioning

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