Journal of Computer Science

A Density Based Dynamic Data Clustering Algorithm based on Incremental Dataset

S. Angel Latha Mary and K.R. Shankar Kumar

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.656.664

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 5

Pages 656-664


Problem statement: Clustering and visualizing high-dimensional dynamic data is a challenging problem. Most of the existing clustering algorithms are based on the static statistical relationship among data. Dynamic clustering is a mechanism to adopt and discover clusters in real time environments. There are many applications such as incremental data mining in data warehousing applications, sensor network, which relies on dynamic data clustering algorithms. Approach: In this work, we present a density based dynamic data clustering algorithm for clustering incremental dataset and compare its performance with full run of normal DBSCAN, Chameleon on the dynamic dataset. Most of the clustering algorithms perform well and will give ideal performance with good accuracy measured with clustering accuracy, which is calculated using the original class labels and the calculated class labels. However, if we measure the performance with a cluster validation metric, then it will give another kind of result. Results: This study addresses the problems of clustering a dynamic dataset in which the data set is increasing in size over time by adding more and more data. So to evaluate the performance of the algorithms, we used Generalized Dunn Index (GDI), Davies-Bouldin index (DB) as the cluster validation metric and as well as time taken for clustering. Conclusion: In this study, we have successfully implemented and evaluated the proposed density based dynamic clustering algorithm. The performance of the algorithm was compared with Chameleon and DBSCAN clustering algorithms. The proposed algorithm performed significantly well in terms of clustering accuracy as well as speed.


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