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A Max-Min clustering method for $k$-means algorithm of data clustering

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  • As it is known that the performance of the $k$-means algorithm for data clustering largely depends on the choice of the Max-Min centers, and the algorithm generally uses random procedures to get them. In order to improve the efficiency of the $k$-means algorithm, a good selection method of clustering starting centers is proposed in this paper. The proposed algorithm determines a Max-Min scale for each cluster of patterns, and calculate Max-Min clustering centers according to the norm of the points. Experiments results show that the proposed algorithm provides good performance of clustering.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 68T10; Secondary: 90C27.


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