Comparison of Hierarchical and Non-Hierarchical Clustering Algorithms

Fidan Kaya Gülağız, Suhap Şahin
2017 International Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology   unpublished
Along with the developments in the field of information technologies, the data in the electronic environment is increasing. Data mining methods are needed to obtain useful information for users in electronic environment. One of these methods, clustering methods, aims to group data according to common properties. This grouping is often based on the distance between the data. Clustering methods are divided into hierarchical and non-hierarchical methods according to the fragmentation technique of
more » ... lusters. The success of both types of clustering methods varies according to the data set applied. In this study, both types of methods were tested on different type of data sets. Selected methods compared according to five different evaluation metrics. The results of the analysis are presented comparatively at the end of the study and which methods are more convenient for data set is explained.