Clustering refers to a process of grouping together similar objects while separating out the dissimilar objects. In this work, we consider block clustering in vertical partitioning. Block clustering is a specific clustering method, which clusters the sets of objects and their associated attributes (descriptors) together, simultaneously, in a solution matrix. For this specific problem we propose using a bi-tour ant colony optimisation. To show the quality of the new proposed approach, we conduct an extensive computational study and show that our method is performed better than some traditional clustering methods, such as genetic algorithms and average linkage clustering.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering|
|State||Published - Mar 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering