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A study of the classification capabilities of neural networks using unsupervised learning: A comparison withK-means clustering


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  • P. (Sundar) Balakrishnan
  • Martha Cooper
  • Varghese Jacob
  • Phillip Lewis
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Psychometrika.

    Volume (Year): 59 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 509-525

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:59:y:1994:i:4:p:509-525

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    Keywords: K-means; Kohonen; Monte Carlo simulation; neural networks; nonhierarchical clustering;


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    1. Glenn Milligan, 1980. "An examination of the effect of six types of error perturbation on fifteen clustering algorithms," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 325-342, September.
    2. Glenn Milligan & Martha Cooper, 1985. "An examination of procedures for determining the number of clusters in a data set," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 50(2), pages 159-179, June.
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    1. Roy Batchelor & George Albanis, 2002. "Combining Heterogeneous Classifiers for Stock Selection," Working Papers wp02-01, Warwick Business School, Finance Group.
    2. Fish, Kelly E. & Johnson, John D. & Dorsey, Robert E. & Blodgett, Jeffery G., 2004. "Using an artificial neural network trained with a genetic algorithm to model brand share," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 57(1), pages 79-85, January.
    3. Hruschka, Harald & Natter, Martin, 1999. "Comparing performance of feedforward neural nets and K-means for cluster-based market segmentation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 114(2), pages 346-353, April.
    4. Michael Brusco & J. Cradit, 2001. "A variable-selection heuristic for K-means clustering," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 66(2), pages 249-270, June.
    5. Niels Waller & Heather Kaiser & Janine Illian & Mike Manry, 1998. "A comparison of the classification capabilities of the 1-dimensional kohonen neural network with two pratitioning and three hierarchical cluster analysis algorithms," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 63(1), pages 5-22, March.
    6. Balakrishnan, P. V. (Sundar) & Cooper, Martha C. & Jacob, Varghese S. & Lewis, Phillip A., 1996. "Comparative performance of the FSCL neural net and K-means algorithm for market segmentation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 93(2), pages 346-357, September.


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