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Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques Clustering April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 1 Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 2 What is Cluster Analysis? Cluster: a collection of data objects Similar to one another within the same cluster Dissimilar to the objects in other clusters Cluster analysis Grouping a set of data objects into clusters Clustering is unsupervised classification: no predefined classes Typical applications As a stand-alone tool to get insight into data distribution As a preprocessing step for other algorithms General Applications of Clustering Pattern Recognition Spatial Data Analysis create thematic maps in GIS by clustering feature spaces detect spatial clusters and explain them in spatial data mining Image Processing Economic Science (especially market research) WWW Document classification Cluster Weblog data to discover groups of similar access patterns April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 4 Examples of Clustering Applications Marketing: Help marketers discover distinct groups in their customer bases, and then use this knowledge to develop targeted marketing programs Land use: Identification of areas of similar land use in an earth observation database Insurance: Identifying groups of motor insurance policy holders with a high average claim cost City-planning: Identifying groups of houses according to their house type, value, and geographical location Earth-quake studies: Observed earth quake epicenters should be clustered along continent faults April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 5 What Is Good Clustering? A good clustering method will produce high quality clusters with high intra-class similarity low inter-class similarity The quality of a clustering result depends on both the similarity measure used by the method and its implementation. The quality of a clustering method is also measured by its ability to discover some or all of the hidden patterns. April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 6 Requirements of Clustering in Data Mining Scalability Ability to deal with different types of attributes Discovery of clusters with arbitrary shape Minimal requirements for domain knowledge to determine input parameters Able to deal with noise and outliers Insensitive to order of input records High dimensionality Incorporation of user-specified constraints Interpretability and usability April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 7 Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 8 Data Structures x11 ... x1f ... x1p Data matrix ... ... ... ... ... x ... xip (two modes) ... xif i1 ... ... ... ... ... x ... xnf ... xnp n1 0 d(2,1) Dissimilarity matrix 0 d(3,1) d ( 3,2) 0 (one mode) : : : d ( n,1) d ( n,2) ... ... 0 April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 9 Measure the Quality of Clustering Dissimilarity/Similarity metric: Similarity is expressed in terms of a distance function, which is typically metric: d(i, j) There is a separate “quality” function that measures the “goodness” of a cluster. The definitions of distance functions are usually very different for interval-scaled, boolean, categorical, ordinal and ratio variables. Weights should be associated with different variables based on applications and data semantics. It is hard to define “similar enough” or “good enough” the answer is typically highly subjective. April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 10 Type of data in clustering analysis Interval-scaled variables Binary variables Nominal, ordinal, and ratio variables Variables of mixed types April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 11 Interval-valued variables Standardize data Calculate the mean absolute deviation: s f 1 (| x1 f m f | | x2 f m f | ... | xnf m f |) n where m f 1 (x1 f x2 f n ... xnf ) . Calculate the standardized measurement (z-score) xif m f zif sf Using mean absolute deviation is more robust than using standard deviation April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 12 Similarity and Dissimilarity Between Objects Distances are normally used to measure the similarity or dissimilarity between two data objects Some popular ones include: Minkowski distance: d (i, j) q (| x x |q | x x |q ... | x x |q ) i1 j1 i2 j2 ip jp where i = (xi1, xi2, …, xip) and j = (xj1, xj2, …, xjp) are two p-dimensional data objects, and q is a positive integer If q = 1, d is Manhattan distance d (i, j) | x x | | x x | ... | x x | i1 j1 i2 j 2 ip j p April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 13 Similarity and Dissimilarity Between Objects (Cont.) If q = 2, d is Euclidean distance: d (i, j) (| x x |2 | x x |2 ... | x x |2 ) i1 j1 i2 j2 ip jp Properties d(i,j) 0 d(i,i) = 0 d(i,j) = d(j,i) d(i,j) d(i,k) + d(k,j) Also one can use weighted distance, parametric Pearson product moment correlation, or other dissimilarity measures. April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 14 Binary Variables A contingency table for binary data Object j 1 0 sum 1 a b a b Object i 0 c d cd sum a c b d p Simple matching coefficient (if the binary variable is symmetric): d (i, j) bc a bc d Jaccard coefficient (if the binary variable is asymmetric): d (i, j) bc a bc April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 15 Dissimilarity Between Binary Variables: Example Name Gender Fever Cough Test-1 Test-2 Test-3 Test-4 Jack M Y N P N N N Mary F Y N P N P N Jim M Y P N N N N gender is a symmetric attribute, the remaining attributes are asymmetric let the values Y and P be set to 1, and the value N be set to 0 consider only asymmetric attributes 01 d ( jack , m ary) 0.33 2 01 11 d ( jack , jim ) 0.67 111 1 2 d ( jim , m ary) 0.75 11 2 April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 16 Nominal Variables A generalization of the binary variable in that it can take more than 2 states, e.g., red, yellow, blue, green Method 1: Simple matching m: # of matches, p: total # of variables d (i, j) p m p Method 2: use a large number of binary variables creating a new binary variable for each of the M nominal states April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 17 Ordinal Variables An ordinal variable can be discrete or continuous Order is important, e.g., rank Can be treated like interval-scaled replacing xif by their rank rif {1,...,M f } map the range of each variable onto [0, 1] by replacing i-th object in the f-th variable by rif 1 zif M f 1 compute the dissimilarity using methods for interval- scaled variables April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 18 Ratio-Scaled Variables Ratio-scaled variable: a positive measurement on a nonlinear scale, approximately at exponential scale, such as AeBt or Ae-Bt Methods: treat them like interval-scaled variables apply logarithmic transformation yif = log(xif) treat them as continuous ordinal data treat their rank as interval-scaled. April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 19 Variables of Mixed Types A database may contain all the six types of variables symmetric binary, asymmetric binary, nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio. One may use a weighted formula to combine their effects. p 1 ij f ) dij f ) ( ( d (i, j) f p f 1 ij f ) ( f is binary or nominal: dij(f) = 0 if xif = xjf , or dij(f) = 1 otherwise f is interval-based: use the normalized distance f is ordinal or ratio-scaled compute ranks rif and zif r 1 and treat zif as if M 1 interval-scaled f April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 20 Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 21 Major Clustering Approaches Partitioning algorithms: Construct various partitions and then evaluate them by some criterion Hierarchy algorithms: Create a hierarchical decomposition of the set of data (or objects) using some criterion Density-based: based on connectivity and density functions Grid-based: based on a multiple-level granularity structure Model-based: A model is hypothesized for each of the clusters and the idea is to find the best fit of that model to each other April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 22 Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 23 Partitioning Algorithms: Basic Concept Partitioning method: Construct a partition of a database D of n objects into a set of k clusters Given k, find a partition of k clusters that optimizes the chosen partitioning criterion Global optimality: exhaustively enumerate all partitions Heuristic methods: k-means and k-medoids algorithms k-means (MacQueen’67): Each cluster is represented by the center of the cluster k-medoids or PAM (Partition around medoids) (Kaufman & Rousseeuw’87): Each cluster is represented by one of the objects in the cluster April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 24 The K-Means Clustering Method Given k, the k-means algorithm is implemented in 4 steps: Partition objects into k nonempty subsets Compute seed points as the centroids of the clusters of the current partition. The centroid is the center (mean point) of the cluster. Assign each object to the cluster with the nearest seed point. Go back to Step 2, stop when no more new assignment. April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 25 The K-Means Clustering Method Example 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 26 Comments on the K-Means Method Strength Relatively efficient: O(tkn), where n is # objects, k is # clusters, and t is # iterations. Normally, k, t << n. Often terminates at a local optimum. The global optimum may be found using techniques such as: deterministic annealing and genetic algorithms Weakness Applicable only when mean is defined, then what about categorical data? Need to specify k, the number of clusters, in advance Unable to handle noisy data and outliers Not suitable to discover clusters with non-convex shapes April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 27 Variations of the K-Means Method A few variants of the k-means which differ in Selection of the initial k means Dissimilarity calculations Strategies to calculate cluster means Handling categorical data: k-modes Replacing means of clusters with modes Using new dissimilarity measures to deal with categorical objects Using a frequency-based method to update modes of clusters A mixture of categorical and numerical data: k- prototype method April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 28 Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 34 Hierarchical Clustering Use distance matrix as clustering criteria. This method does not require the number of clusters k as an input, but needs a termination condition Step 0 Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 agglomerative (AGNES) a ab b abcde c cde d de e divisive Step 4 Step 3 Step 2 Step 1 Step 0 (DIANA) April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 35 More on Hierarchical Clustering Methods Major weakness of agglomerative clustering methods do not scale well: time complexity of at least O(n ), 2 where n is the number of total objects can never undo what was done previously Integration of hierarchical with distance-based clustering BIRCH (1996): uses CF-tree and incrementally adjusts the quality of sub-clusters CURE (1998): selects well-scattered points from the cluster and then shrinks them towards the center of the cluster by a specified fraction CHAMELEON (1999): hierarchical clustering using dynamic modeling April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 36 Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 41 Density-Based Clustering Methods Clustering based on density (local cluster criterion), such as density-connected points Major features: Discover clusters of arbitrary shape Handle noise One scan Need density parameters as termination condition Several interesting studies: DBSCAN: Ester, et al. (KDD’96) OPTICS: Ankerst, et al (SIGMOD’99). DENCLUE: Hinneburg & D. Keim (KDD’98) CLIQUE: Agrawal, et al. (SIGMOD’98) April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 42 Density Concepts Core object (CO) – object with at least ‘M’ objects within a radius ‘E-neighborhood’ Directly density reachable (DDR) – x is CO, y is in x’s ‘E-neighborhood’ Density reachable – there exists a chain of DDR objects from x to y Density based cluster – set of density connected objects that is maximal w.r.t. density-reachability April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 43 Density-Based Clustering: Background Two parameters: Eps: Maximum radius of the neighbourhood MinPts: Minimum number of points in an Eps- neighbourhood of that point NEps(p): {q belongs to D | dist(p,q) <= Eps} Directly density-reachable: A point p is directly density- reachable from a point q wrt. Eps, MinPts if 1) p belongs to NEps(q) 2) core point condition: p MinPts = 5 q |NEps (q)| >= MinPts Eps = 1 cm April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 44 Density-Based Clustering: Background (II) Density-reachable: p A point p is density-reachable from a point q wrt. Eps, MinPts if there p1 is a chain of points p1, …, pn, p1 = q q, pn = p such that pi+1 is directly density-reachable from pi Density-connected A point p is density-connected to a p q point q wrt. Eps, MinPts if there is a point o such that both, p and q o are density-reachable from o wrt. Eps and MinPts. April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 45 Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 54 What Is Outlier Discovery? What are outliers? The set of objects are considerably dissimilar from the remainder of the data Example: Sports: Michael Jordon, Wayne Gretzky, ... Problem Find top n outlier points Applications: Credit card fraud detection Telecom fraud detection Customer segmentation Medical analysis April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 55 Outlier Discovery: Statistical Approaches Assume a model underlying distribution that generates data set (e.g. normal distribution) Use discordancy tests depending on data distribution distribution parameter (e.g., mean, variance) number of expected outliers Drawbacks most tests are for single attribute in many cases, data distribution may not be known April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 56 Outlier Discovery: Distance- Based Approach Introduced to counter the main limitations imposed by statistical methods We need multi-dimensional analysis without knowing data distribution. Distance-based outlier: A DB(p, D)-outlier is an object O in a dataset T such that at least a fraction p of the objects in T lies at a distance greater than D from O Algorithms for mining distance-based outliers Index-based algorithm Nested-loop algorithm Cell-based algorithm Chapter 8. Cluster Analysis What is Cluster Analysis? Types of Data in Cluster Analysis A Categorization of Major Clustering Methods Partitioning Methods Hierarchical Methods Density-Based Methods Grid-Based Methods Outlier Analysis Summary April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 59 Summary Cluster analysis groups objects based on their similarity and has wide applications Measure of similarity can be computed for various types of data Clustering algorithms can be categorized into partitioning methods, hierarchical methods, density-based methods, grid-based methods, and model-based methods Outlier detection and analysis are very useful for fraud detection, etc. and can be performed by statistical, distance-based or deviation-based approaches There are still lots of research issues on cluster analysis, such as constraint-based clustering April 3, 2013 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques 60