fcvalid: An R Package for Internal Validation of Probabilistic and Possibilistic Clustering

Cebeci Z.

Sakarya University Journal of Computer and Information Sciences, cilt.3, ss.11-27, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.35377/saucis.03.01.664560
  • Dergi Adı: Sakarya University Journal of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.11-27


In exploratory data analysis and machine learning, partitioning clustering is a frequently used unsupervised learning technique for finding the meaningful patterns in numeric datasets. Clustering aims to identify and classify the objects or the cases in datasets in practice. The clustering quality or the performance of a clustering algorithm is generally evaluated by using the internal validity indices. In this study, an R package named 'fcvalid' is introduced for validation of fuzzy and possibilistic clustering results. The package implements a broad collection of the internal indices which have been proposed to validate the results of fuzzy clustering algorithms. Additionally, the options to compute the generalized and extended versions of the fuzzy internal indices for validation of the possibilistic clustering are also included in the package.