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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Towards Improving Clustering Ants: An Adaptive Ant Clustering Algorithm|
De Castro L.N.
|Abstract:||Among the many bio-inspired techniques, ant-based clustering algorithms have received special attention from the community over the past few years for two main reasons. First, they are particularly suitable to perform exploratory data analysis and, second, they still require much investigation to improve performance, stability, convergence, and other key features that would make such algorithms mature tools for diverse applications. Under this perspective, this paper proposes both a progressive vision scheme and pheromone heuristics for the standard ant-clustering algorithm, together with a cooling schedule that improves its convergence properties. The proposed algorithm is evaluated in a number of well-known benchmark data sets, as well as in a real-world bio informatics dataset. The achieved results are compared to those obtained by the standard ant clustering algorithm, showing that significant improvements are obtained by means of the proposed modifications. As an additional contribution, this work also provides a brief review of ant-based clustering algorithms.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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