From: George Karypis
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 10:37:38 -0600
Subject: SOFTWARE: CLUTO - Software for Clustering High-Dimensional Datasets
We will like to announce the release of CLUTO (Ver. 1.0), a software package for clustering high-dimensional datasets. CLUTO is well-suited for clustering data sets arising in many diverse application areas including information retrieval, customer purchasing transactions, science, and biology. CLUTO provides a set of partitional clustering algorithms that treat the clustering problem as an optimization process which seeks to maximize or minimize a particular clustering criterion function defined over the entire clustering solution. CLUTO provides several such criterion functions that produce high quality clustering solutions in high-dimensional datasets. CLUTO also provides a variety of tools for analyzing the discovered clusters to understand the relations between the objects assigned to each cluster and the relations between the different clusters. CLUTO can identify the features that best describe and/or discriminate each cluster. These set of features can be used to gain a better understanding on the set of objects that were assigned to each cluster and to provide concise summaries about the cluster's contents. Moreover, CLUTO includes a hierarchical agglomerative algorithm that can be used to organize the discovered clusters into a hierarchical tree that optimizes a particular criterion function. This hierarchical tree can be used to identify the relations between the various clusters discovered by CLUTO. CLUTO's distribution consists of both a stand-alone program for clustering and cluster analysis, as well as a library via which an application program can access directly the various clustering and analysis algorithms implemented in CLUTO. Obtaining CLUTO ---------------- CLUTO is freely distributed. Information on how to get the package is available on WWW at: URL: http://www.cs.umn.edu/~karypis/cluto Contact Information ------------------- CLUTO has been written by George Karypis, at the Computer Science Department of the University of Minnesota. If you have any questions or problems obtaining CLUTO, send email to email@example.com. CLUTO is copyrighted by the Regents of the University of Minnesota.
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