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Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 3rd Edition by Micheline Kamber, Jian Pei, Jiawei Han

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11.3 Clustering Graph and Network Data

Cluster analysis on graph and network data extracts valuable knowledge and information. Such data are increasingly popular in many applications. We discuss applications and challenges of clustering graph and network data in Section 11.3.1. Similarity measures for this form of clustering are given in Section 11.3.2. You will learn about graph clustering methods in Section 11.3.3.

In general, the terms graph and network can be used interchangeably. In the rest of this section, we mainly use the term graph.

11.3.1 Applications and Challenges

As a customer relationship manager at AllElectronics, you notice that a lot of data relating to customers and their purchase behavior can be preferably modeled using graphs. ...

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