XIE Juanying,ZHOU Ying,WANG Mingzhao,et al.New criteria for evaluating the validity of clustering[J].CAAI Transactions on Intelligent Systems,2017,12(06):873-882.[doi:10.11992/tis.201706029]





New criteria for evaluating the validity of clustering
谢娟英 周颖 王明钊 姜炜亮
陕西师范大学 计算算计科学学院, 陕西 西安 710062
XIE Juanying ZHOU Ying WANG Mingzhao JIANG Weiliang
School of Computer Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, China
聚类聚类有效性评价指标外部指标内部指标F-measureAdjusted Rand IndexSTDIS2PS2
clusteringvalidity of clusteringevaluation indexexternal criteriainternal criteriaF-measureAdjusted Rand IndexSTDIS2PS2
There are two kinds of criteria for evaluating the clustering ability of a clustering algorithm, internal and external. The current external evaluation indexes fails to consider the skewed clustering result; it is difficult to get optimum cluster numbers from the clustering validity inspection results from the internal evaluation indexes. Considering the defects in the present internal and external clustering evaluation indices, we propose two external evaluation indexes, which consider both positive and negative information and which are respectively based on the contingency table and sample pairs for the evaluation of clustering results from a dataset with arbitrary distribution. The variance is proposed to measure the tightness of a cluster and the separability between clusters, and the ratio of these parameters is used as an internal evaluation index for the measurement index. Experiments on the datesets from UCI (University of California in Iven) machine learning repository and artificially simulated datasets show that the proposed new internal index can be used to effectively find the truenumber of clusters in a dataset. The proposed external indexes based on the contingency table and sample pairs are a very effective external evaluation indexes and can be used to evaluate the clustering results from existing types of skewed and noisy data.


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