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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flocking Methods for Clustering

For a proposed project I am examining flocking methods to build spatial clusters. Flocking/Herding is the regularly observable activity of animals like birds gathering in groups. Birds likely do not form flocks by doing strategic planning, but rather by using simple individual behavior whose overall interaction results in clusters with a useful emergent behavior. Can the resulting biologically inspired method be used to solve other clustering problems? Here is an example of such a method.

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