Simultaneous component and clustering models for three-way data: Within and between approaches. (English) Zbl 1144.62045

Summary: Two techniques for units clustering and factorial dimensionality reduction of variables and occasions of a three-mode data set are discussed. These techniques can be seen as the simultaneous version of two procedures based on the sequential application of k-means and Tucker2 algorithms and vice versa. The two techniques, T3Clus and 3Fk-means, have been compared theoretically and empirically by a simulation study. In the latter, it has been noted that neither T3Clus nor 3Fk-means outperforms the other in every case. From these results rises the idea to combine the two techniques in a unique general model, named CT3Clus, having T3Clus and 3Fk-means as special cases. A simulation study follows to show the effectiveness of the proposal.


62H30 Classification and discrimination; cluster analysis (statistical aspects)
65C60 Computational problems in statistics (MSC2010)
91C20 Clustering in the social and behavioral sciences
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