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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Validating clustering output
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:32:44 GMT
Also found: http://nlp.stanford.edu/IR-book/html/htmledition/evaluation-of-clustering-1.html

On Aug 18, 2009, at 9:55 AM, Grant Ingersoll wrote:

>
> On Jul 27, 2009, at 9:42 PM, Ted Dunning wrote:
>
>> The other reference I am looking for may be in David Mackay's  
>> book.  The
>> idea is that you measure the quality of the approximation by  
>> looking at the
>> entropy in the cluster assignment relative to the residual required  
>> to
>> precisely specify the original data relative to the quantized value.
>
> Is the WM Rand paper in JSTOR ("Object Criteria for Evaluation of  
> Clustering Methods") worthwhile on this topic?  Basic searches for  
> "evaluating clustering" or "cluster evaluation" on Google Scholar  
> turn up very little.  The Rand paper is from 1971, but who knows...
>
> Of course, I'd like something that doesn't require purchase (sigh.)



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