A GH-SOM optimization with SOM labelling and dunn index
Clustering is an unsupervised classification method that divides a data set in groups, where the elements of a group have similar characteristics to each other. A well-known clustering method is the Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Map (GH-SOM), that improves the results of an ordinary SOM by controlling the number of neurons generated. In this paper it is proposed a optimization of the typical GH-SOM, using a cluster validation index to verify the quality of partitioning. © 2011 IEEE.