WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department

Project 4: Clustering


DUE DATE: Thursday November 14th, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Submit Slides and Written Report via Canvas by 2:00 pm.

Project Assignment:

  1. Group Project: This is a group project. Students should work in groups of 2 students. Please do not split the project in a way that each student does only a portion of the work. Instead each student is expected to work on the entire project individually and then meet with the group to clarify doubts, share findings, and combine the project solutions into one group report. Submit just one written report. Help or assistance from other groups, other people, or online resources is NOT allowed.

  2. Study Section 2.4 of the textbook on "Measures of Similarity and Dissimilarity" (except for Section 2.4.7 and 2.4.8).

  3. Study Chapter 7 of the textbook on "Cluster Analysis: Basic Concepts and Algorithms" in great detail.

  4. Study all the materials posted on the course Lecture Notes:

  5. THOROUGHLY READ AND FOLLOW THE PROJECT GUIDELINES. These guidelines contain detailed information about how to structure your project, and how to prepare your written summary, and how to study for the test.

    *** You must use the Project 4 Template provided here for your written report. Do NOT change the structucture of the report, do NOT exceed the page limits stated in the template and do NOT decrease the font size ***. (If you prefer not to use Word, you can copy and paste this format in a different editor as long as you respect the stated page structure and page limit.)