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IJMLC 2019 Vol.9(5): 569-574 ISSN: 2010-3700
DOI: 10.18178/ijmlc.2019.9.5.841

A Novel Outlier Detection Applied to an Adaptive K-Means

Sarunya Kanjanawattana

Abstract—Data clustering is an important task for data management because it groups similar data into clusters and acquires significant knowledge. K-means is one of the popular clustering algorithms; however, there are several weaknesses such as cluster quality often depended on initial centers and too sensitive to an outlier. To address the problems, this study proposed a new method of initial centers selection based on data density and a novel approach of outlier detection based on data distance. I conducted some experiments to evaluate the methods. For the new method of initial centers selection, I compared the number of iterations and the Silhouette scores from this method and the traditional K-means. For the outlier detection system, I measured the system performance by using a confusion matrix. As the results, the system of the study outperformed the traditional K-means because of higher speed and great accuracy acquired.

Index Terms—K-means, outlier detection, initial centers, a clustering algorithm, local outliers.

Sarunya Kanjanawattana is with the Compiter Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhonratchasima 30000, Thailand (e-mail: Sarunya.k@sut.ac.th).

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Cite: Sarunya Kanjanawattana, "A Novel Outlier Detection Applied to an Adaptive K-Means," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 569-574, 2019.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3700 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mach. Learn. Comput.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJMLC
  • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lin Huang
  • Executive Editor:  Ms. Cherry L. Chen
  • Abstracing/Indexing: Inspec (IET), Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest, Electronic Journals Library.
  • E-mail: ijmlc@ejournal.net


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