An Intuitionistic Fuzzy Similarity Approach for Clustering Analysis of Polygons
AbstractAccurate and reasonable clustering of spatial data results facilitates the exploration of patterns and spatial association rules. Although a broad range of research has focused on the clustering of spatial data, only a few studies have conducted a deeper exploration into the similarity approach mechanism for clustering polygons, thereby limiting the development of spatial clustering. In this study, we propose a novel fuzzy similarity approach for spatial clustering, called Extend Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set-Interpolation Boolean Algebra (EIFS-IBA). When discovering polygon clustering patterns by spatial clustering, this method expresses the similarities between polygons and adjacent graph models. Shape-, orientation-, and size-related properties of a single polygon are first extracted, and are used as indices for measuring similarities between polygons. We then transform the extracted properties into a fuzzy format through normalization and fuzzification. Finally, the similarity graph containing the neighborhood relationship between polygons is acquired, allowing for clustering using the proposed adjacency graph model. In this paper, we clustered polygons in Staten Island, United States. The visual result and two evaluation criteria demonstrated that the EIFS-IBA similarity approach is more expressive compared to the conventional similarity (ConS) approach, generating a clustering result more consistent with human cognition. View Full-Text
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Chen, Z.; Ma, X.; Wu, L.; Xie, Z. An Intuitionistic Fuzzy Similarity Approach for Clustering Analysis of Polygons. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 98.
Chen Z, Ma X, Wu L, Xie Z. An Intuitionistic Fuzzy Similarity Approach for Clustering Analysis of Polygons. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2019; 8(2):98.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Zhanlong; Ma, Xiaochuan; Wu, Liang; Xie, Zhong. 2019. "An Intuitionistic Fuzzy Similarity Approach for Clustering Analysis of Polygons." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 8, no. 2: 98.
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