An Evaluation Framework for Temporal Subspace Clustering Approaches

Mining multivariate time series data by clustering is an important research topic. Time series can be clustered by standard approaches like k-means, or by advanced methods such as subspace clustering and triclustering. A problem with these new methods is the lack of a general evaluation scheme that can be used by researchers to understand and compare the algorithms; publications on new algorithms mostly use different datasets and evaluation measures in their experiments, making comparisons with other algorithms rather unfair.


In this demonstration, we present our ongoing work on an experimental framework that offers the means for extensive visualization and evaluation of time series clustering algorithms. It includes a multitude of methods from different clustering paradigms such as fullspace clustering, subspace clustering, and triclustering. It provides a flexible data generator that can simulate different scenarios, especially for temporal subspace clustering. It offers external evaluation measures and visualization features that allow for effective analysis and better understanding of the obtained clusterings. Our demonstration system is available on our website.

Authors: Kremer H., Günnemann S., Held A., Seidl T.
Published in: Proc. IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW), Dallas, TX, USA 
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society - Washington,USA
Language: EN
Year: 2013


Pages: 1089-1092
Conference: ICDM
Url:ICDM 2013
Type: Conference papers (peer reviewed)
Research topic: Data Analysis and Knowledge Extraction