, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 229-239

Clustering problems in optimization models

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Abstract

We discuss a variety of clustering problems arising in combinatorial applications and in classifying objects into homogenous groups. For each problem we discuss solution strategies that work well in practice. We also discuss the importance of careful modelling in clustering problems.

Part of this work was carried out while the author was visiting the IOE Department, University of Michigan on a CNR fellowship. Author for correspondence