Clustering ensemble indicates to an approach in which a number of (usually weak) base clusterings are performed and their consensus clustering is used as the final clustering. Knowing democratic decisions are better than dictatorial decisions, it seems clear and simple that ensemble (here, clustering ensemble) decisions are better than simple model (here, clustering) decisions. But it is not guaranteed that every ensemble is better than a simple model. An ensemble is considered to be a better ensemble if their members are valid or high-quality and if they participate according to their qualities in constructing consensus clustering. In this paper, we propose a clustering ensemble framework that uses a simple clustering algorithm based on kmedoids clustering algorithm. Our simple clustering algorithm guarantees that the discovered clusters are valid. From another point, it is also guaranteed that our clustering ensemble framework uses a mechanism to make use of each discovered cluster according to its quality. To do this mechanism an auxiliary ensemble named reference set is created by running several kmeans clustering algorithms.
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- Ensemble clustering
- Ensemble learning
- Kmedoids clustering
- Local hypothesis