Classes and Clusters

  • Boris Mirkin
Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 11)


  • The concept of classification, along with its forms and purposes, is discussed.

  • A review of classification in the sciences is provided emphasizing the current extension-driven phase of its development.

  • Clustering is considered as data-based classification.

  • Three kinds of table data, column-conditional, comparable and aggregable, are defined.

  • A set of illustrative data sets are introduced, along with corresponding clustering problems.


Data Table Cluster Structure Cluster Problem Classification Concept Kinship Term 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Mirkin
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  1. 1.DIMACSRutgers UniversityUSA

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