A new perspective of modified partition coefficient
Pattern Recognition Letters
Países Baixos (Holanda)
Web of Science®
We begin by showing that the modified partition coefficient (MPC) is an average Euclidean distance between membership degrees and the centre of the fuzzy c-partition. Subsequently, we construct alternative MPCs using several other measures of dissimilarity and examine how differently they perform when compared with the original proposal. Empirical evidence shows that the MPC based on a Chernoff's measure of divergence is more robust to the initial conditions of the fuzzy c-means algorithm.
Fuzzy clustering; Fuzzy partition; Partition coefficient; Divergence measures
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Ciências da computação e da informação - Ciências Naturais