Abstract:Abstract. Understanding the structure of relationships between objects in a given database is one of the most important problems in the field of data mining. The structure can be defined for a set of single objects (clustering) or a set of groups of objects (network mapping). We propose a method for discovering relationships between individuals (single or groups) that is based on what we call the empirical topology, a system-theoretic measure of functional proximity. To illustrate the suitability and efficienc… Show more
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