International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)
ISSN: 2074-904X (Print), ISSN: 2074-9058 (Online)
Published By: MECS Press
IJISA Vol.4, No.1, Feb. 2012
Efficient and Fast Initialization Algorithm for K-means Clustering
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The famous K-means clustering algorithm is sensitive to the selection of the initial centroids and may converge to a local minimum of the criterion function value. A new algorithm for initialization of the K-means clustering algorithm is presented. The proposed initial starting centroids procedure allows the K-means algorithm to converge to a “better” local minimum. Our algorithm shows that refined initial starting centroids indeed lead to improved solutions. A framework for implementing and testing various clustering algorithms is presented and used for developing and evaluating the algorithm.
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Mohammed El Agha, Wesam M. Ashour,"Efficient and Fast Initialization Algorithm for K-means Clustering", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.4, no.1, pp.21-31, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2012.01.03
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