Fuzzy Learning Vector Quantization with Size and Shape Parameters

C. Borgelt, A. Nurnberger, R. Kruse
The 14th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, 2005. FUZZ '05.  
We study an extension of fuzzy learning vector quantization that draws on ideas from the more sophisticated approaches to fuzzy clustering, enabling us to find fuzzy clusters of ellipsoidal shape and differing size with a competitive learning scheme. This approach may be seen as a kind of online fuzzy clustering, which can have advantages w.r.t. the execution time of the clustering algorithm. We demonstrate the usefulness of our approach by applying it to document collections, which are, in
more » ... ral, difficult to cluster due to the high number of dimensions and the special distribution characteristics of the data.
doi:10.1109/fuzzy.2005.1452392 dblp:conf/fuzzIEEE/BorgeltNK05 fatcat:67gyu7zfmberhmnrddingerjv4