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IMDC: An Image-Mapped Data Clustering Technique for Large Datasets

Authors: Faruq A. Al-Omari, Nabeel I. Al-Fayoumi


In this paper, we present a new algorithm for clustering data in large datasets using image processing approaches. First the dataset is mapped into a binary image plane. The synthesized image is then processed utilizing efficient image processing techniques to cluster the data in the dataset. Henceforth, the algorithm avoids exhaustive search to identify clusters. The algorithm considers only a small set of the data that contains critical boundary information sufficient to identify contained clusters. Compared to available data clustering techniques, the proposed algorithm produces similar quality results and outperforms them in execution time and storage requirements.

Keywords: Data Mining, Pattern Discovery, Data Clustering, predictive analysis, Image-mapping

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