History of Cluster Analysis

Authored by: Fionn Murtagh

Visualization and Verbalization of Data

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466589803
eBook ISBN: 9781466589810
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16741-10

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Abstract

Cluster analysis has a rich history, extending from the 1950s onward. It is noticeable how different disciplines were the primary areas of work in clustering at various times. Such applications were the drivers of methodology development and practical deployment. In turn, disciplines like computer science, library and information science, and statistics owe a great deal to the theory and practice of cluster analysis.

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