Pertinence for a Classification

  • N. Nicoloyannis
  • M. Terrenoire
  • D. Tounissoux
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


The Clique Partitioning Problem constitutes a general framework for clustering, when similarities assume positive and negative values. The effectiveness of various heuristic methods of solving the above problem has been proved by several authors.

In order to evaluate the validity of one optimal classification P* obtained by this approach, we propose a hierarchical process, working on the clusters of P*. Thus, we obtain a family of classifications, and the concept of pertinence enables us to detect the interesting classifications.

Key words

Clique Partitioning Simulated annealing Tabu search Pertinence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Nicoloyannis
    • 1
  • M. Terrenoire
    • 1
  • D. Tounissoux
    • 1
  1. 1.ESA 5047. Méthodes d’Analyse des Systèmes et des StructuresUniversité Claude-Bernard Lyon 1. Bât. 101Villeurbanne CedexFrance

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