[AG-TECH] AG Based Seminar

Lee Margetts Lee.Margetts at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Jun 7 16:50:04 CDT 2006

"Nature-inspired Approaches to Clustering"

Julia Handl, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester.

Friday, 9th June 2006, 1400 - 1500 British Summer Time (1300 - 1400 UTC)

ESNW Access Grid, Room 1.10, Kilburn Building

This talk will discuss two distinct approaches to clustering, both of
which draw their inspiration from processes observed in nature. Ant-based
clustering has been originally designed to model the clustering and
sorting behaviours observed in real ant colonies, and has later been
modified to obtain an algorithm suitable for the clustering of numerical
data. Interestingly, the algorithm works without an explicit formulation
of the `aims' of the clustering task. In contrast, multiobjective
evolutionary clustering is based on the formulation of clustering as a
multiobjective optimization problem. Evolutionary algorithms, which draw
their inspiration from the process of natural evolution, can then be used
to evolve the set of optimal clustering solutions.

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Further Information


Dr Lee Margetts
Senior Consultant
High Performance Computing
University of Manchester


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