Difference between classification and clustering in data mining?

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In general, in classification you have a set of predefined classes and want to know which class a new object belongs to.

Clustering tries to group a set of objects and find whether there is some relationship between the objects.

In the context of machine learning, classification is supervised learning and clustering is unsupervised learning.

Also have a look at Classification and Clustering at Wikipedia.

~ Answered on 2011-02-21 10:44:56


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