Encyclopedia of Machine Learning

2010 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Cluster Ensembles

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30164-8_122

Cluster ensembles are an unsupervised  ensemble learning method. The principle is to create multiple different clusterings of a dataset, possibly using different algorithms, then aggregate the opinions of the different clusterings into an ensemble result. The final ensemble clustering should be in theory more reliable than the individual clusterings.

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