10-601 DR

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This a lecture used in the Syllabus for Machine Learning 10-601 in Fall 2014


Slides in PDF


Bishop's Chapter 9

Mitchell 6.12 also has a nice description of EM and k-means.

What You Should Know Afterward

  • Linkage methods
  • Bottom up vs. top down clustering
  • Run time of different clustering methods
  • Assumptions, advntages and disadvantages of each method
  • (optional) Optimal leaf ordering
  • (optional) Spectral clustering
  • (optional) Self organizing maps