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Massive Data Clustering in Moderate Dimensions from the Dual Spaces of Observation and Attribute Data Clouds

Abstract · Apr 6, 2017 14:48 ·


Arxiv Abstract

  • Fionn Murtagh

Cluster analysis of very high dimensional data can benefit from the properties of such high dimensionality. Informally expressed, in this work, our focus is on the analogous situation when the dimensionality is moderate to small, relative to a massively sized set of observations. Mathematically expressed, these are the dual spaces of observations and attributes. The point cloud of observations is in attribute space, and the point cloud of attributes is in observation space. In this paper, we begin by summarizing various perspectives related to methodologies that are used in multivariate analytics. We draw on these to establish an efficient clustering processing pipeline, both partitioning and hierarchical clustering.

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