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Title: Quality evaluation of a selected partition : An approach based on resampling methods
Author: Silva, Osvaldo
Bacelar-Nicolau, Helena
Nicolau, Fernando C.
Sousa, Áurea
Keywords: Comparing Partitions
Cluster Stability
Hierarchical Cluster Analysis
Resampling Methods
Issue Date: 31-Jul-2016
Publisher: International Journal of Development Research
Citation: Silva, O.; Bacelar-Nicolau, H.; Nicolau, F. C; Sousa, Á. (2016). Quality evaluation of a selected partition: An approach based on resampling methods, "International Journal of Development Research", 6(7): 8640-8646. ISSN: 2230-9920.
Abstract: The aim of this work on cluster analysis is to provide a methodology to analyse and assess the quality of a selected partition (the best partition according to several validation indexes). In the proposed approach, the evaluation of the stability and of the consistency of the results of the selected partition (original partition) was done using the comparison between this partition and each of the partitions (with the same number of clusters that the original one) obtained by resampling. A special emphasis is given to an index defined by linear combination of four indicators, which allows evaluating the adjustment between the original partition and each of the partitions (and / or set of obtained partitions) obtained from resampling data. The application of these indexes is exemplified using a set of real data, and the main conclusions are summarized and discussed.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 2230-9920
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