Tracing Evolving Subspace Clusters in Temporal Climate Data

Stephan Günnemann, Hardy Kremer, Charlotte Laufkötter, Thomas Seidl
2011 Data mining and knowledge discovery  
Analysis of temporal climate data is an active research area. Advanced data mining methods designed especially for these temporal data support the domain expert's pursuit to understand phenomena as the climate change, which is crucial for a sustainable world. Important solutions for mining temporal data are cluster tracing approaches, which are used to mine temporal evolutions of clusters. Generally, clusters represent groups of objects with similar values. In a temporal context like tracing,
more » ... milar values correspond to similar behavior in one snapshot in time. Each cluster can be interpreted as a behavior type and cluster tracing corresponds to tracking similar behaviors over time. Existing tracing approaches are for datasets satisfying two specific conditions: The clusters appear in all attributes, i.e., fullspace clusters, and the data objects have unique identifiers. These identifiers are used for tracking clusters by measuring the number of objects two clusters have in common, i.e. clusters are traced based on similar object sets. These conditions, however, are strict: First, in complex data, clusters are often hidden in individual subsets of the dimensions. Second, mapping clusters based on similar objects sets does not reflect the idea of tracing similar Responsible editor:
doi:10.1007/s10618-011-0237-7 fatcat:edzmbtjy3rcy5fd4pqq3536mdy