The Use of Strategies of Normalized Correlation in the Ant-Based Clustering Algorithm

  • Arkadiusz Lewicki
  • Krzysztof Pancerz
  • Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7076)


The article presents a new approach to the evaluation process associated with the modification of the ant-based clustering algorithm. The main aim of this study is to determine the degree of impact of the proposed changes on the results of the implemented clustering algorithm, whose task is not only to obtain the lowest intra-group variance, but also to self-determine the amount of target classes. These modifications concern both a different way of choosing the radius of perception considering the neighborhood of objects in a search decision space, as well as a use of a completely different metric than the Euclidean one for calculating the dissimilarity of objects based on the components including the normalized angular correlation of objects under consideration.


ATTA metaheuristics strategy heuristic decision-making system clustering data data mining unsupervised clustering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arkadiusz Lewicki
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Pancerz
    • 1
  • Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Information Technology and Management in RzeszówPoland
  2. 2.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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