Bootstrapping K-means for big data analysis

Jungkyu Han, Min Luo

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6 Citations (Scopus)


In recent years, 'Big data' has become a popular word in industrial field. Distributed data processing middleware such as Hadoop makes companies to be able to extract useful information from their big data. However, information retrieval from newly available big data is difficult even with the aid of distributed data processing because the task needs many cycles of hypothesis establishment and test due to lack of prior knowledge about the data. K-means algorithm is one of popular algorithms which can be used in earlier stages of data mining because of the algorithm's speed and unsupervised characteristics. However, with big data, even k-means algorithm is not fast enough to get a desired result in an expected time period. In the paper, we propose a fast k-means method based on statistical bootstrapping technique. Our proposed method achieves roughly 100 times speedup and similar accuracy compared to Lloyd algorithm which is the most popular k-means algorithm in industrial field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE Big Data 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479956654
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 7
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE Big Data 2014 - Washington
Duration: 2014 Oct 272014 Oct 30


Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE Big Data 2014


  • Big data
  • Bootstapping
  • Bootstrap
  • Clustering
  • k-means

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems


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