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Ermir Qeli <[log in to unmask]>
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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
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Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:01:52 -0700
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Kejun (Kevin) Mei wrote:
> Can someone please tell me a clustering method that use
> a distance matrix as input? I tried implementing the Ward
> method, but found the final clusters are not so good in my
> application, when I trace how clusters are grouped and
> how cluster centers are updated. I am seeking an improved
> version of the Ward method, or any others.
>
> Thank you so much and have a great weekend.
>
> -Kevin
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Hello Kevin,

probably spectral clustering could be adapted easily in your case.
See the paper:
On Spectral Clustering: Analysis and an algorithm,
Andrew Y. Ng, Michael I. Jordan, Yair Weiss

Regards,
Ermir

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