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MACOC: A medoid-based ACO clustering algorithm

Menéndez, HD; Otero, FEB; Camacho, D; (2014) MACOC: A medoid-based ACO clustering algorithm. In: UNSPECIFIED (pp. 122-133).

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. The application of ACO-based algorithms in data mining is growing over the last few years and several supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms have been developed using this bio-inspired approach. Most recent works concerning unsupervised learning have been focused on clustering, showing great potential of ACO-based techniques. This work presents an ACO-based clustering algorithm inspired by the ACO Clustering (ACOC) algorithm. The proposed approach restructures ACOC from a centroid-based technique to a medoid-based technique, where the properties of the search space are not necessarily known. Instead, it only relies on the information about the distances amongst data. The new algorithm, called MACOC, has been compared against well-known algorithms (K-means and Partition Around Medoids) and with ACOC. The experiments measure the accuracy of the algorithm for both synthetic datasets and real-world datasets extracted from the UCI Machine Learning Repository.

Type: Book chapter
Title: MACOC: A medoid-based ACO clustering algorithm
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1562125
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