Attribute Value Weighting in K-Modes Clustering

@article{He2007AttributeVW,
  title={Attribute Value Weighting in K-Modes Clustering},
  author={Zengyou He and Xiaofei Xu and Shengchun Deng},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2007},
  volume={abs/cs/0701013}
}
In this paper, the traditional k-modes clustering algorithm is extended by weighting attribute value matches in dissimilarity computation. The use of attribute value weighting technique makes it possible to generate clusters with stronger intra-similarities, and therefore achieve better clustering performance. Experimental results on real life datasets show that these value weighting based k-modes algorithms are superior to the standard k-modes algorithm with respect to clustering accuracy. 

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