Separation index and partial membership for clustering

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Separation index and partial membership for clustering

TitleSeparation index and partial membership for clustering
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsQiu, W, Joe, H
JournalComputational Statistics & Data Analysis
Volume50
Pagination585-603
Date PublishedFEB 10
ISSN0167-9473
AbstractWe propose a new separation index that measures the magnitude of gaps between any two Clusters in a partition, by projecting the data in a pair of clusters into a one-dimensional space in which they have the maximum separation. The resulting projections can also be used to determine partial membership for points near the boundaries between two or more clusters. The matrix of separation indexes is helpful in deciding whether too many or too few clusters are specified in the clustering method. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
DOI10.1016/j.csda.2004.09.009