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A survey of fuzzy clustering algorithms for pattern recognition. I

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2 Author(s)
Baraldi, A. ; ISAO, CNR, Bologna, Italy ; Blonda, P.

Clustering algorithms aim at modeling fuzzy (i.e., ambiguous) unlabeled patterns efficiently. Our goal is to propose a theoretical framework where the expressive power of clustering systems can be compared on the basis of a meaningful set of common functional features. Part I of this paper reviews the following issues related to clustering approaches found in the literature: relative (probabilistic) and absolute (possibilistic) fuzzy membership functions and their relationships to the Bayes rule, batch and on-line learning, prototype editing schemes, growing and pruning networks, modular network architectures, topologically perfect mapping, ecological nets and neuro-fuzziness. From this discussion an equivalence between the concepts of fuzzy clustering and soft competitive learning in clustering algorithms is proposed as a unifying framework in the comparison of clustering systems. Moreover, a set of functional attributes is selected for use as dictionary entries in the comparison of clustering algorithms, which is the subject of part II of this paper

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 6 )