9. Cluster Analysis

  1. Stéphane Tufféry

Published Online: 20 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979174.ch9

Data Mining and Statistics for Decision Making

Data Mining and Statistics for Decision Making

How to Cite

Tufféry, S. (2011) Cluster Analysis, in Data Mining and Statistics for Decision Making, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979174.ch9

Author Information

  1. University of Rennes, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470688298

Online ISBN: 9780470979174

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Keywords:

  • Cluster analysis;
  • Applications of clustering;
  • Complexity of clustering;
  • Some methodological considerations;
  • Comparison of factor analysis and clustering;
  • Within-cluster and between-cluster sum of squares;
  • Measurements of clustering quality;
  • Agglomerative hierarchical clustering;
  • Hybrid clustering methods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of clustering

  • Applications of clustering

  • Complexity of clustering

  • Clustering structures

  • Some methodological considerations

  • Comparison of factor analysis and clustering

  • Within-cluster and between-cluster sum of squares

  • Measurements of clustering quality

  • Partitioning methods

  • Agglomerative hierarchical clustering

  • Hybrid clustering methods

  • Neural clustering

  • Clustering by similarity aggregation

  • Clustering of numeric variables

  • Overview of clustering methods