Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT-11)

M-Estimator induced Fuzzy Clustering Algorithms

Authors
Roland Winkler, Frank Klawonn, Rudolf Kruse
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Roland Winkler
Available Online August 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.132How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fuzzy c-means, M-estimators, Robust statistics, Noise clustering, Multiple prototypes
Abstract
M-estimators can be seen as a special case of robust clustering algorithms. In this paper, we present the reversed direction and show that clustering algorithms can be constructed by using M-estimators. A clever normalization is used to link the values of several M-estimator prototypes together in one clustering algorithm. A variety of M-estimators and several normalization strategies are used in 4 data sets to present their differences and properties. The results are evaluated using 5 different clustering validation indices.
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Proceedings
Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2011
ISBN
978-90-78677-00-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.132How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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