On the Abstraction of a Categorical Clustering Algorithm

@inproceedings{Alishahi2016OnTA,
  title={On the Abstraction of a Categorical Clustering Algorithm},
  author={Mina Sheikh Alishahi and Mohamed Mejri and Nadia Tawbi},
  booktitle={MLDM},
  year={2016}
}
Despite being one of the most common approach in unsupervised data analysis, a very small literature exists on the formalization of clustering algorithms. This paper proposes a semiring-based methodology, named Feature-Cluster Algebra, which is applied to abstract the representation of a labeled tree structure representing a hierarchical categorical clustering algorithm, named CCTree. The elements of the feature-cluster algebra are called terms. We prove that a specific kind of a term, under… CONTINUE READING

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