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      Hierarchical; single linkage clustering; univariate; threshold; incremental

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      Single Linkage algorithm is a hierarchical clustering method which is most unsuitable for large dataset because of its high convergence time. The paper proposes an efficient accelerated technique for the algorithm for clustering univariate data with a merging threshold. It is a two-stage algorithm with the first one as an incremental pre-clustering step that uses the farthest neighbour principle to partially cluster the database by scanning it only once. The algorithm uses the Segment Addition Postulate as a major tool for accelerating thepre-clustering stage. The incremental approach makes it suitable for partial clustering of streaming data while collecting it. The Second stage merges these pre-clusters to produce the final set of Single Linkage clusters bycomparing the biggest and the smallest data of each pre-cluster and thereby converging faster in comparison to those methods where all the members of the clusters are used for a clustering action. The algorithm is also suitable for fast-changing dynamic databases as it can cluster a newly added data without using all the data of the database. Experiments are conducted with various datasets and the result confirms that the proposed algorithm outperforms its well-known variants

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      PAYEL BANERJEE1 AMLAN CHAKRABARTI2 TAPAS KUMAR BALLABH1

      1. Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
      2. Calcutta University, Kolkata, India
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