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JSW 2013 Vol.8(9): 2379-2384 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.9.2379-2384

An Insensitivity Fuzzy C-means Clustering Algorithm Based on Penalty Factor

Jiashun Chen1, 2, Dechang Pi2, Zhipeng Liu2, 3
1Huaihai Institute of Technology /College of Computer Engineering Lianyungang China
2Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics /College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing China
3Nanjing University of Posts and Communications /College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing, China

Abstract—This paper analyzes sensitivity of Fuzzy C-means to noisy which generates unreasonable clustering results. We also find that Fuzzy C-means possess monotonicity, which may generate meaningless clustering results. Aiming at these weak points, we present an improved Fuzzy C-means named IFCM (Improved Fuzzy C-means). Firstly, we research the reason of sensitivity and find that constraint leads to sensitivity of algorithm, we propose abolish constraint; secondly, we replace membership with typicality for acquiring more reasonable clustering results; finally, we add penalty factor to objective function to avoid monotonicity and coincident clustering results. On the basis of these, we improve objective function and provide step of algorithm. Experiments on various datasets show that new algorithm recognizes noisy data effectively and makes cluster effect improve furthermore.

Index Terms—IFCM, membership, constraint, noisy data


Cite: Jiashun Chen, Dechang Pi, Zhipeng Liu, "An Insensitivity Fuzzy C-means Clustering Algorithm Based on Penalty Factor," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 2379-2384, 2013.

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