Authors: Partha Sarathi Bishnu; Saurabh Prasad; Vandana Bhattacherjee
Addresses: Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, 834001, Jharkhand, India ' Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, 834001, Jharkhand, India ' Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, 834001, Jharkhand, India
Abstract: Volume-based clustering is a clustering technique for identifying arbitrary shaped clusters. The main aim of this paper is generation of arbitrary shaped clusters by forming sub-clusters which are merged to identify the actual shape of the clusters and two phase outlier detection and removal is conducted. By varying a user defined parameter e, user can get the desired number of clusters. Experiments were conducted on different sets of real and synthetic datasets to test our proposed algorithm and results are compared with other existing algorithms.
Keywords: data mining; noise; volume-based clustering; arbitrary shaped clusters; outlier detection.
International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, 2013 Vol.3 No.3, pp.167 - 181
Received: 29 Apr 2012
Accepted: 22 Nov 2012
Published online: 24 Aug 2013 *