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Self-organizing k-means classification algorithm
Author(s): Rustom Mamlook; Wiley E. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

A self-organizing k-means algorithm to classify the inputs (data) into classes is presented. This algorithm provides solutions to the problems that the k-means classification algorithm faces. The k-means classification algorithm has the problem of selecting the threshold(s). It also requires that the number of classes be known a priori. This algorithm forms clusters, removes noise, and is trained without supervision. The clustering is done on the basis of the statistical properties of the set of input data. The algorithm consists of two phases. The first phase is similar to the Carpenter/Grossberg classifier, and the second phase is a modified version of the k-means algorithm. An example is given to illustrate the application of this algorithm and to compare this algorithm with the k-means algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2755, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition V, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243197
Show Author Affiliations
Rustom Mamlook, Applied Science Univ. (Jordan)
Wiley E. Thompson, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2755:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition V
Ivan Kadar; Vibeke Libby, Editor(s)

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