Application of Fuzzy Clustering Method in Classifying Steel Companies

Jianfeng Li, Yan Chen
2007 Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Informatio and Control (ICICIC 2007)  
As an important mathematic tool, fuzzy clustering is applied broadly in many aspects. It has been receiving great attention from enterprisers and scholars. This paper makes use of this approach to cluster the logistic companies based on some general financial indexes, such as ratio of gross margin, current ratio and net cash flow per share. By constructing and normalizing initial partition matrix, getting fuzzy similar matrix by means of Minkowski metric, and gaining the transitive closure, the
more » ... sitive closure, the dynamic fuzzy clustering analysis for logistic companies is shown clearly that different clustered result change gradually with the threshold λ reducing. It has a big value on contrasting logistic companies' financial condition in order to grasp the chance of investment and so on.
doi:10.1109/icicic.2007.175 fatcat:27x2nqgf2re7ti5walaltt4nka