A New Incremental Algorithm for Overlapped Clustering

  • Airel Pérez Suárez
  • José Fco. Martínez Trinidad
  • Jesús A. Carrasco Ochoa
  • José E. Medina Pagola
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5856)


In this paper, a new algorithm for incremental overlapped clustering, called Incremental Clustering by Strength Decision (ICSD), is introduced. ICSD obtains a set of dense and overlapped clusters using a new graph cover heuristic while reduces the amount of computation by maintaining incrementally the cluster structure. The experimental results show that our proposal outperforms other graph-based clustering algorithms considering quality measures and also show that ICSD achieves a better time performance than other incremental graph-based algorithms.


Cluster Algorithm Document Collection Adjacent Vertex Star Cluster Cluster Document 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Airel Pérez Suárez
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Fco. Martínez Trinidad
    • 1
  • Jesús A. Carrasco Ochoa
    • 1
  • José E. Medina Pagola
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Astrophysics,Optics and Electronics (INAOE)Mexico
  2. 2.Advanced Technologies Application Center(CENATAV)Cuba

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