A Novel Linear Cellular Automata-Based Data Clustering Algorithm

  • Javier de Lope
  • Darío Maravall
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6686)


In this paper we propose a novel data clustering algorithm based on the idea of considering the individual data items as cells belonging to an uni-dimensional cellular automaton. Our proposed algorithm combines insights from both social segregation models based on Cellular Automata Theory, where the data items themselves are able to move autonomously in lattices, and also from Ants Clustering algorithms, particularly in the idea of distributing at random the data items to be clustered in lattices. We present a series of experiments with both synthetic and real datasets in order to study empirically the convergence and performance results. These experimental results are compared to the obtained by conventional clustering algorithms.


Cellular Automata Machine Learning Pattern Recognition Data Mining Data Clustering Social Segregation Models Ants Clustering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier de Lope
    • 1
    • 2
  • Darío Maravall
    • 1
  1. 1.Cognitive Robotics Group, Dept. of Artificial IntelligenceUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain
  2. 2.Dept. Applied Intelligent SystemsUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain

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