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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
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    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(2): 141-145 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.852

Clustering Analysis with Combination of Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm and k-Means Technique

Giuliano Armano and Mohammad Reza Farmani

Abstract—Clustering is a popular data analysis and data mining technique. Among different proposed methods, k-means is an efficient clustering technique to cluster datasets, but this method highly depends on the initial state and usually converges to local optimum solution. This paper takes the advantage of a novel evolutionary algorithm, called artificial bee colony (ABC), to improve the capability of k-means in finding global optimum clusters in nonlinear partitional clustering problems. The proposed method is the combination of k-means and ABC algorithms, called kABC, which can find better cluster portions. Both kABC and k-means are run on three known data sets from the UCI Machine Learning Repository. The simulation results show that the combination of ABC and k-means technique has more ability to search for global optimum solutions and more ability for passing local optimum.

Index Terms—Artificial bee colony algorithm, k-means.

The authors are with IASC (Intelligent Agents and Soft-Computing) group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Piazza d'Armi, I-09123, Cagliari, Italy (e-mail:,


Cite:Giuliano Armano and Mohammad Reza Farmani, "Clustering Analysis with Combination of Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm and k-Means Technique," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 141-145, 2014.

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