Re: Effects of fuzzifier constant,m, on cluster centers in Fuzzy

From: Stephan Lehmke (Stephan.Lehmke@cs.uni-dortmund.de)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2001 - 17:24:38 MET DST

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    In article <5.1.0.14.2.20010620121937.00a647e0@mie.utoronto.ca>, Ozge Uncu writes:
    >
    > I have a question about the effects of the fuzzifier constant m in Fuzzy
    > C-Means clustering?
    >
    > It is really easy to understand the effects of this constant on membership
    > values, but I couldn't understand the effects of it on the cluster centers.

    Did you try it out and find a difference?

    According to an analysis of the `standard' fuzzy c-means algorithm
    carried out by a student of mine, the algorithm only finds the cluster
    centers. The clusters themselves are then calculated from the centers
    and the value of m.

    regards
    Stephan

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