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HelloI want to compare clusters and evaluate which operators should I use?AndHow do I find the optimal parameters for each clustering method?Thanks
finding optimal settings for clustering is indeed a bit tricky.
But RapidMiner offers performance measures for clustering or segmentation tasks.
In the Operator list under Validation -> Segmentation you'll find the corresponding Operators.If you have a subset of your data, where you exactly know into which cluster each example belongs, you can also try to set the cluster Attribute as a prediction and optimize the classification performance instead.
HelloConcept ofavg within centroid distance -1.0876davies bouldin -5.675What is?
I used SilhouetteWhat do these results show?Please guideThanks
I guess the Silhoutte performance comes from a 3rd party extension, so I can't say much about it. But wikipedia has an entry about it:
In short it messaures how similar an Example is to the rest of the cluster. The value is normed between -1 and +1 and a high value indicates a higher similarity.
The Davies–Bouldin criterion is also quite good explained in wikipedia:
The idea is to maximise the inter-cluster distance (the different between the different clusters) and minimize inter-cluster distances (the points within each cluster should be close together). Here a lower index is better.
HelloMany thanksCriterionAVG within centroid distance -1.043What is?What does the Silhouette of each cluster show in the first photo?