Introduction to K-Means Clustering

Christian Zuniga, PhD

Friday October 9, 2020

Clustering is the task of grouping similar items together with the objective of understanding the relations among the items. For example, a company may discover its customers may be placed into groups based on common characteristics that go beyond the obvious ones such as age. These could then be offered more useful services. Clustering is a part of the knowledge discovery process that may reveal hidden patterns and new knowledge¹