Finding groups in data by computing distances or similarities
between elements.
In ReverseEngineering, typically used for remodularization,
ObjectIdentification, and ArchitectureExtraction.
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Overviews are provided by:
* V. Tzerpos and RicHolt. ACDC: An Algorithm for Comprehension-Driven Clustering. WCRE 2000, pp. 258--267. IEEE Computer Society.
* A. Lakhotia. A unified framework for expressing software subsystem classification techniques. JournalOfSystemsAndSoftware (March 1997), 211-231.
* T. Wiggerts. Using clustering algorithms in LegacySystems remodularization. In 4th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering WCRE (1997), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 33-43.
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Tool support:
* Bunch, by SpirosMancoridis and BrianMitchell. See http://serg.mcs.drexel.edu/bunch/
* Statistical packages, such SPSS and S-PLUS.
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The maths of cluster analysis is described by L. Kaufman and P. J. Rousseeuw. _Finding Groups in Data: An Introduction to ClusterAnalysis._ John Wiley, 1990.
Very readable, highly recommended.
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A comparison with mathematical ConceptAnalysis is provided in
IdentifyingObjectsUsingClusterAndConceptAnalysis.
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CategoryReverseEngineering | Contributions by ArieVanDeursen