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Writer Edsger W. Dijkstra introduces A self-discipline of Programming with the assertion, "My unique proposal used to be to put up a few appealing algorithms in any such manner that the reader may relish their beauty." during this vintage paintings, Dijkstra achieves this aim and accomplishes greatly extra. He starts by means of contemplating the questions, "What is an algorithm?" and "What are we doing once we program?" those questions lead him to an attractive digression at the semantics of programming languages, which, in flip, results in essays on programming language constructs, scoping of variables, and array references. Dijkstra then supplies, as promised, a suite of lovely algorithms. those algorithms are a ways ranging, protecting mathematical computations, different types of sorting difficulties, trend matching, convex hulls, and extra. simply because this can be an previous e-book, the algorithms provided are occasionally now not the easiest on hand. besides the fact that, the worth in examining A self-discipline of Programming is to take in and comprehend the best way that Dijkstra thought of those difficulties, which, in many ways, is extra beneficial than one thousand algorithms.

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In our approach this means that data points with similar relation patterns are grouped together. In our example, the data from the two clusters possess the relation patterns (feature vectors) v1 = (01001) and v2 = (10110), respectively. Thus, object data clustering will yield the expected partitions Us = 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 , Ud = 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 , (15) just by using the relational data sets as if they were object data sets. The reader might easily verify that this simple example can be extended to c > 2.

Words which begin or end with a digit: cut off the digit (8bit → bit) 7. words which begin or end with a special character: cut off the special character (this? → this) These actions are repeated until no replacement rule applies any more. Here is an example of a word and its stemming-process: 2 7 7 3 ”Stories” → ”stories” → ’stories’ → stories → story Before stemming we obtained a number of 7,032 words, after the stemming we have only 4,072 different word stems. To get substantial results we ignored non–specific terms and documents.

5 Results Let us first apply our visualization method to a synthetically data set. , 15. Workshop Computational Intelligence, 2005 - Seite 41 B A 4 C 1 2 3 (a) Clustering of the Cube Data Set with 5 Prototypes (b) Transformation of the Cube Data Set from the Perspective of Prototype A (c) Transformation of the Cube Data Set from the Perspective of Prototype B (d) Transformation of the Cube Data Set from the Perspective of Prototype C Figure 2: An Illustrative Example corners of an imaginary 3-dimensional cube.

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