Synthesized Clustering a Method for Amalgamating Alternative Clustering Bases with Differential Weighting of Variables
PSYCHOMETRIKA--VOL. 49, NO. 1, 57-78
22 Pages Posted: 24 May 2016
Date Written: March 1984
In the application of clustering methods to real world data sets, two problems frequently arise: (a) how can the various contributory variables in a specific battery be weighted so as to enhance some cluster structure that may be present, and (b) how can various alternative batteries be combined to produce a single clustering that "best" incorporates each contributory set. A new method is proposed (SYNCLUS, SYNthesized CLUStering) for dealing with these two problems.
Keywords: Cluster Analysis, Variable Importance
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