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A Multi-Agent Based Approach To Clustering: Harnessing The Power of Agents

By Santhana Chaimontree, Katie Atkinson and Frans Coenen

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Abstract. A framework for multi-agent based clustering is described whereby individual agents represent individual clusters. A particular feature of the framework is that, after an initial cluster configuration has been generated, the agents are able to negotiate with a view to improving on this initial clustering. The framework can be used in the context of a number of clustering paradigms, two are investigated: K-means and KNN. The reported evaluation demonstrates that negotiation can serve to improve on an initial cluster configuration

Topics: Multi-Agent Data Mining, Clustering
Year: 2013
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