Introduction to Data Mining

 1. Short-answer questions (10 points each) 
a. Briefly describe why clusteirng is one kind of unsupervised learning 
b. Briefly describe how a K-means clustering works 
c. Briefly describe the main difference between K-means and K-medoid methods. 

d. In data mining, one of the fields is outlier analysis. Explain what is an outlier? Are outliers noise data? 

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Introduction to Data Mining
For as low as $13/Page
Order Essay

e. A good clustering method will produce high quality clusters. What criteria can we use to judge where clusters are high quality clusters?
f. List out at least two drawbacks of K-means clustering approach. 

g. In hierarchical clustering, there are different ways to measure the distances between clusters, e.g. single linkage, complete linkage, and average linkage. Briefly describe the difference among these three distance measures. 

2. Given the following distance matrix of four data points 1, 2, 3, and 4: (Requirement: Report all the partial trees and matrices for the intermediate steps.)  

Perform hierarchical clustering using single-linkage, complete linkage, and average linkage similarity measures (30 points); 

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more
Live Chat 1 763 309 4299EmailWhatsApp

Order your essay today and save 20% with the discount code WELCOME