FUAT - A fuzzy clustering analysis tool

BOZKIR A. S., Sezer E. A.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, vol.40, no.3, pp.842-849, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.05.038
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.842-849
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


As it is known, fuzzy clustering is a kind of soft clustering method and primarily based on idea of segmenting data by using membership degrees of cases which are computed for each cluster. However, most of the current fuzzy clustering modules packaged in both open source and commercial products have lack of enabling users to explore fuzzy clusters deeply and visually in terms of investigation of different relations among clusters. Furthermore, without a decision maker or an expert, it is hard to decide the number of clusters in fuzzy clustering studies. Therefore, in this study, a desktop software, namely FUAT, is developed to analyze, explore and visualize different aspects of obtained fuzzy clusters which are segmented by fuzzy c-means algorithm. Moreover, to obtain and inform possible natural cluster number, FUAT is equipped with Expectation Maximization algorithm. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.