Improved Inter-Cluster Separation Algorithm
The inter-cluster separation (ICS) algorithm adds the separation item into the objective function to minimize the fuzzy Euclidean distance and maximize the inter-cluster separation. However, ICS is sensitive to noisy data, so an improved inter-cluster separation (IICS) algorithm is proposed to deal with this problem. It is claimed that IICS is an incorporation of ICS and improved possibilistic c-means (IPCM) clustering. IICS can produce both possibilities and memberships simultaneously, and it overcomes the noise sensitivity problem of ICS and the coincident clusters problem of possibilistic c-means (PCM) clustering. Further, IICS does not depend on the parameters that exist in IPCM. The experimental results show that IICS compares favorably with ICS.
X. H. Wu et al., "Improved Inter-Cluster Separation Algorithm", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 439-440, pp. 361-366, 2010