Journal of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 57–71 | Cite as

Numerical taxonomy with fuzzy sets

  • J. C. Bezdek


A recently developed fuzzy clustering technique is utilized to analyze the substructure of a well known set of 4-dimensional botanical data. A solution obtained without prior knowledge of labelled pattern structure is offered in support of our contention that the technique proposed affords a comparatively reliable criterion for a posteriori evaluation of cluster validity.


Prior Knowledge Mathematical Biology Cluster Technique Fuzzy Cluster Pattern Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Bezdek
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Applied Mathematics Olin HallCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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