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Synthesized clustering: A method for amalgamating alternative clustering bases with differential weighting of variables


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  • Wayne DeSarbo
  • J. Carroll
  • Linda Clark
  • Paul Green
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Psychometrika.

    Volume (Year): 49 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 57-78

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:49:y:1984:i:1:p:57-78

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    Keywords: Cluster Analysis; Variable Importance;


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    1. Phipps Arabie & J. Carroll, 1980. "Mapclus: A mathematical programming approach to fitting the adclus model," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 45(2), pages 211-235, June.
    2. J. Kruskal, 1964. "Multidimensional scaling by optimizing goodness of fit to a nonmetric hypothesis," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 29(1), pages 1-27, March.
    3. Wayne Desarbo, 1982. "Gennclus: New models for general nonhierarchical clustering analysis," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 47(4), pages 449-475, December.
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    1. A. Gordon, 1990. "Constructing dissimilarity measures," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 257-269, September.
    2. Tsai, Chieh-Yuan & Chiu, Chuang-Cheng, 2008. "Developing a feature weight self-adjustment mechanism for a K-means clustering algorithm," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 52(10), pages 4658-4672, June.
    3. Douglas Steinley & Michael Brusco, 2008. "Selection of Variables in Cluster Analysis: An Empirical Comparison of Eight Procedures," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 73(1), pages 125-144, March.
    4. Gao, Jinxin & Hitchcock, David B., 2010. "James-Stein shrinkage to improve k-means cluster analysis," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 54(9), pages 2113-2127, September.
    5. Michael Brusco & J. Cradit, 2001. "A variable-selection heuristic for K-means clustering," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 66(2), pages 249-270, June.
    6. Wayne DeSarbo & Richard Oliver & Arvind Rangaswamy, 1989. "A simulated annealing methodology for clusterwise linear regression," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 54(4), pages 707-736, September.
    7. Willem Heiser, 2013. "In memoriam, J. Douglas Carroll 1939–2011," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 78(1), pages 5-13, January.
    8. Geert Soete & Wayne DeSarbo & J. Carroll, 1985. "Optimal variable weighting for hierarchical clustering: An alternating least-squares algorithm," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 173-192, December.
    9. Balepur, Prashant Narayan, 1998. "Impacts of Computer-Mediated Communication on Travel and Communication Patterns: The Davis Community Network Study," Institute of Transportation Studies, Research Reports, Working Papers, Proceedings qt6cb1f85c, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley.
    10. Paul Green & Jonathan Kim & Frank Carmone, 1990. "A preliminary study of optimal variable weighting in k-means clustering," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 271-285, September.
    11. Stef Buuren & Willem Heiser, 1989. "Clusteringn objects intok groups under optimal scaling of variables," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 54(4), pages 699-706, September.


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