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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 240419, 17 pages
Research Article

An Effective Hybrid of Bees Algorithm and Differential Evolution Algorithm in Data Clustering

1Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2College of Science, Misan University, Ministry of Higher Education of Iraq, Iraq

Received 8 October 2014; Accepted 16 January 2015

Academic Editor: Yi-Chung Hu

Copyright © 2015 Mohammad Babrdel Bonab et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Clustering is one of the most commonly used approaches in data mining and data analysis. One clustering technique in clustering that gains big attention in clustering related research is -means clustering such that the observation is grouped into cluster. However, some obstacles such as the adherence of results to the initial cluster centers or the risk of getting trapped into local optimality hinder the overall clustering performance. The purpose of this research is to minimize the dissimilarity of all points of a cluster from gravity center of the cluster with respect to capacity constraints in each cluster, such that each element is allocated to only one cluster. This paper proposes an effective combination algorithm to find optimal cluster center for the analysis of data in data mining and a new combination algorithm is proposed to untangle the clustering problem. This paper presents a new hybrid algorithm, which is, based on cluster center initialization algorithm (CCIA), bees algorithm (BA), and differential evolution (DE), known as CCIA-BADE-K, aiming at finding the best cluster center. The proposed algorithm performance is evaluated with standard data set. The evaluation results of the proposed algorithm and its comparison with other alternative algorithms in the literature confirm its superior performance and higher efficiency.