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## Can K-means be used for text clustering?

Running K-Means and Cluster Analysis It is a unsupervised algorithm as it doesn’t use labelled data, in our case it means that no single text belongs to a class or group. It is algo a clustering algorithm that classifys a dataset into a K number of clusters.

**When to use K-means?**

Business Uses The K-means clustering algorithm is used to find groups which have not been explicitly labeled in the data. This can be used to confirm business assumptions about what types of groups exist or to identify unknown groups in complex data sets.

**What is K-means clustering in Rapidminer?**

A unsupervised correlational technique that groups together like types of observations in a data set. The “K” in K-means clustering implies the number of clusters the user is interested in. In other words, the user has the option to set the number of clusters he wants the algorithm to produce.

### Can K-means be used for regression?

K-means clustering as the name itself suggests, is a clustering algorithm, with no pre determined labels defined ,like we had for Linear Regression model, thus called as an Unsupervised Learning algorithm.

**What does K mean in logistic regression?**

Logistic regression is an efficient regression predictive analysis algorithm. K-means is then used to find outliers and to cluster the data into similar groups, with logistic regression as a classifier for the dataset.

**What is the difference between regression and K-means clustering task?**

Regression and Classification are types of supervised learning algorithms while Clustering is a type of unsupervised algorithm. When the output variable is continuous, then it is a regression problem whereas when it contains discrete values, it is a classification problem.

## What is K in K-means clustering?

k-means clustering is a method of vector quantization, originally from signal processing, that aims to partition n observations into k clusters in which each observation belongs to the cluster with the nearest mean (cluster centers or cluster centroid), serving as a prototype of the cluster.

**Which is easier classification or clustering?**

Classification is used for supervised learning whereas clustering is used for unsupervised learning. Classification is more complex as compared to clustering as there are many levels in classification phase whereas only grouping is done in clustering.

**What are the advantages and disadvantages of K-means clustering?**

K-Means Clustering Advantages and Disadvantages. K-Means Advantages : 1) If variables are huge, then K-Means most of the times computationally faster than hierarchical clustering, if we keep k smalls. 2) K-Means produce tighter clusters than hierarchical clustering, especially if the clusters are globular.

### What is the benefit of clustering?

Increased performance: Multiple machines provide greater processing power. Greater scalability: As your user base grows and report complexity increases, your resources can grow. Simplified management: Clustering simplifies the management of large or rapidly growing systems.

**Why K-means best?**

Other clustering algorithms with better features tend to be more expensive. In this case, k-means becomes a great solution for pre-clustering, reducing the space into disjoint smaller sub-spaces where other clustering algorithms can be applied. K-means is the simplest. To implement and to run.

**What is the drawback of K-means?**

Disadvantages of k-means. Choosing manually. Use the “Loss vs. Clusters” plot to find the optimal (k), as discussed in Interpret Results. k-means has trouble clustering data where clusters are of varying sizes and density.

## How do you calculate K mean?

Introduction to K-Means Clustering

- Step 1: Choose the number of clusters k.
- Step 2: Select k random points from the data as centroids.
- Step 3: Assign all the points to the closest cluster centroid.
- Step 4: Recompute the centroids of newly formed clusters.
- Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4.

**How does K mean?**

The k-means clustering algorithm attempts to split a given anonymous data set (a set containing no information as to class identity) into a fixed number (k) of clusters. Initially k number of so called centroids are chosen. Each centroid is thereafter set to the arithmetic mean of the cluster it defines.

**Does K mean slow?**

K-Means Clustering is one of the most well-known and commonly used clustering algorithms in Machine Learning. But that’s where we run into a problem: K-Means is slow when it comes to bigger datasets as there are just so many data points to compare.

### How do I make my K mean faster?

A primary method of accelerating k-means is applying geometric knowledge to avoid computing point-center distances when possible. Elkan’s algorithm [8] exploits the triangle inequality to avoid many dis- tance computations, and is the fastest current algorithm for high-dimensional data.

**What is mini batch K-means?**

A different approach is the Mini batch K-means algorithm. Mini Batch K-means algorithm’s main idea is to use small random batches of data of a fixed size, so they can be stored in memory. Each data in the batch is assigned to the clusters, depending on the previous locations of the cluster centroids.

**Is K-means computationally expensive?**

Traditional k-means and most k-means variants are still computationally expensive for large datasets, such as microarray data, which have large datasets with large dimension size d. Our new algorithm is based on the recently established relationship between principal component analysis and the k-means clustering.

## How do you find the centroid in K-means clustering?

Essentially, the process goes as follows:

- Select k centroids. These will be the center point for each segment.
- Assign data points to nearest centroid.
- Reassign centroid value to be the calculated mean value for each cluster.
- Reassign data points to nearest centroid.
- Repeat until data points stay in the same cluster.

**What is K-means algorithm with example?**

K-means clustering algorithm computes the centroids and iterates until we it finds optimal centroid. It assumes that the number of clusters are already known. It is also called flat clustering algorithm. The number of clusters identified from data by algorithm is represented by ‘K’ in K-means.

**How many clusters K-means?**

The Silhouette Method Average silhouette method computes the average silhouette of observations for different values of k. The optimal number of clusters k is the one that maximize the average silhouette over a range of possible values for k. This also suggests an optimal of 2 clusters.

### What is K-means in ML?

K-means clustering is one of the simplest and popular unsupervised machine learning algorithms. In other words, the K-means algorithm identifies k number of centroids, and then allocates every data point to the nearest cluster, while keeping the centroids as small as possible.

**Is K-means a supervised learning algorithm?**

K-Means clustering is an unsupervised learning algorithm. There is no labeled data for this clustering, unlike in supervised learning.

**Is K-means a classification algorithm?**

K-means is an unsupervised classification algorithm, also called clusterization, that groups objects into k groups based on their characteristics. The grouping is done minimizing the sum of the distances between each object and the group or cluster centroid.

## Can we use K-means clustering for supervised learning?

The k-means clustering algorithm is one of the most widely used, effective, and best understood clustering methods. In this paper we propose a supervised learning approach to finding a similarity measure so that k-means provides the desired clusterings for the task at hand.

**How do you solve K-means clustering examples?**

Select k points at random as cluster centers. Assign objects to their closest cluster center according to the Euclidean distance function. Calculate the centroid or mean of all objects in each cluster. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 until the same points are assigned to each cluster in consecutive rounds.

**What are the applications of K-means clustering?**

Applications of K-Means Clustering: such as document clustering, identifying crime-prone areas, customer segmentation, insurance fraud detection, public transport data analysis, clustering of IT alerts…etc.

### Is K NN supervised or unsupervised?

The k-nearest neighbors (KNN) algorithm is a simple, supervised machine learning algorithm that can be used to solve both classification and regression problems.

**Is Ann supervised or unsupervised?**

Unsupervised learning: In unsupervised learning, as its name suggests, the ANN is not under the guidance of a “teacher.” Instead, it is provided with unlabelled data sets (contains only the input data) and left to discover the patterns in the data and build a new model from it.