Would it be possible to implement the principals of the K means clustering algorithm in a Neural Network


During a Machine Learning course which I have done I have learnt about the K means algorithm. Is it possible to use the principals of K means within a neural network?


Posted 2020-07-16T02:47:50.897

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Do you know what a neural network is? Or are you asking if a neural network can be used to cluster? – nbro – 2020-07-16T03:13:33.560

I do know what neural networks are, what I am asking is if you are able to use the principals of K means (the choosing of the cluster centroids and the updating of the centroids position) and use those principals in order to find the optimal centroid position via a neural network. – jr123456jr987654321 – 2020-07-16T03:31:53.963


Yes it is possible, here is a paper that describes the process: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1808.07292.pdf

– razvanc92 – 2020-07-16T07:54:44.327

@razvanc92 Feel free to provide a formal answer below. Maybe you could just summarize their abstract or so if you are not familiar with the paper. – nbro – 2020-07-16T21:15:39.333

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