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clustering

 [klus´ter-ing]
gathering together.
conceptual clustering the process of analyzing, examining relationships in, and organizing theoretically the current knowledge in a field of study in order to add to an existing knowledge base and generate further questions for research.
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In conceptual clustering, a cluster of objects is described by a conjunctive logical expression [Michalski and Stepp 1983].
An important characteristic of conceptual clustering is that it is possible to group objects represented by both qualitative and quantitative features if the clustering leads to a conjunctive concept.
Implementations of conceptual clustering optimize some criterion functions and are typically computationally expensive.
A Conceptual Clustering Method for Knowledge Discovery in Databases.
On the comparison of conceptual clustering and numerical taxonomy.
Conceptual clustering and its relation to numerical taxonomy.
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