Evolutionary Method in Grouping of Units

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Abstract

This paper deals with the clustering problem, where an order of elements plays a pivotal role. This formulation is very usable for wide range of Decision Support System (DSS) applications. The proposed clustering method consists of two stages. The first is a stage of data matrix reorganization, using a specialized evolutionary algorithm. The second stage is a final clustering step and is performed using a simple clustering method.

Research partly supported by the grant from the State Committee for Scientific Research. Decision no. 55/E-82/SPB/5.PR UE/DZ 385/2003–2005 of 16.07.2003