Fuzzy C-Means (FCM) Clustering Algorithm: A Decade Review from 2000 to 2014

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Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 32)


The Fuzzy c-means is one of the most popular ongoing area of research among all types of researchers including Computer science, Mathematics and other areas of engineering, as well as all areas of optimization practices. Several problems from various areas have been effectively solved by using FCM and its different variants. But, for efficient use of the algorithm in various diversified applications, some modifications or hybridization with other algorithms are needed. A comprehensive survey on FCM and its applications in more than one decade has been carried out in this paper to show the efficiency and applicability in a mixture of domains. Also, another intention of this survey is to encourage new researchers to make use of this simple algorithm (which is popularly called soft classification model) in problem solving.


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  • Janmenjoy Nayak
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  • Bighnaraj Naik
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  • H. S. Behera
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science Engineering and Information TechnologyVeer Surendra Sai University of TechnologyBurla, SambalpurIndia

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