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Two Novel Clustering Performance Measures Based on Coherence and Relative Assignments of Clusters

  • H. J. Areiza-Laverde
  • A. E. Castro-Ospina
  • P. Rosero-Montalvo
  • D. H. Peluffo-Ordóñez
  • J. L. Rodríguez-Sotelo
  • M. A. Becerra-Botero
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 735)

Abstract

This work proposes two novel alternatives for dealing with the highly important issue of the clustering performance estimation. One of the measures is the cluster coherence aimed to quantifying the normalized ratio of cuts within a graph-partitioning framework, and therefore it uses a graph-driven approach to explore the nature of data regarding the cluster assignment. The another one is the probability-based-performance quantifier, which calculates a probability value for each cluster through relative frequencies. Proposed measures are tested on some clustering representative techniques applied to real and artificial data sets. Experimental results probe the readability and robustness to noisy labels of our measures.

Keywords

Cluster coherence Clustering Graph-partitioning Probabilities Relative frequencies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Areiza-Laverde
    • 1
  • A. E. Castro-Ospina
    • 1
  • P. Rosero-Montalvo
    • 2
  • D. H. Peluffo-Ordóñez
    • 2
  • J. L. Rodríguez-Sotelo
    • 3
  • M. A. Becerra-Botero
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano - ITMMedellínColombia
  2. 2.Universidad Técnica del NorteIbarraEcuador
  3. 3.Universidad Autónoma de ManizalesManizalesColombia
  4. 4.Institución Universitaria Salazar y HerreraMedellínColombia

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