Development of Hierarchical Clustering Techniques for Gridded Data from Mixed Data Sequences

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Development of Hierarchical Clustering Techniques for Gridded Data from Mixed Data Sequences

Show simple item record Bindiya, Varghese M Dr.Poulose Jacob, K Dr.Unnikrishnan, A 2014-08-08T06:23:03Z 2014-08-08T06:23:03Z 2013-06-07
dc.description Department of Computer Science Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract Knowledge discovery in databases is the non-trivial process of identifying valid, novel potentially useful and ultimately understandable patterns from data. The term Data mining refers to the process which does the exploratory analysis on the data and builds some model on the data. To infer patterns from data, data mining involves different approaches like association rule mining, classification techniques or clustering techniques. Among the many data mining techniques, clustering plays a major role, since it helps to group the related data for assessing properties and drawing conclusions. Most of the clustering algorithms act on a dataset with uniform format, since the similarity or dissimilarity between the data points is a significant factor in finding out the clusters. If a dataset consists of mixed attributes, i.e. a combination of numerical and categorical variables, a preferred approach is to convert different formats into a uniform format. The research study explores the various techniques to convert the mixed data sets to a numerical equivalent, so as to make it equipped for applying the statistical and similar algorithms. The results of clustering mixed category data after conversion to numeric data type have been demonstrated using a crime data set. The thesis also proposes an extension to the well known algorithm for handling mixed data types, to deal with data sets having only categorical data. The proposed conversion has been validated on a data set corresponding to breast cancer. Moreover, another issue with the clustering process is the visualization of output. Different geometric techniques like scatter plot, or projection plots are available, but none of the techniques display the result projecting the whole database but rather demonstrate attribute-pair wise analysis en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cochin University of Science And Technology en_US
dc.subject Knowledge discovery en_US
dc.subject Data mining Approaches en_US
dc.subject Machine learning en_US
dc.subject Regression en_US
dc.subject Neural network based algorithms en_US
dc.title Development of Hierarchical Clustering Techniques for Gridded Data from Mixed Data Sequences en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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