Multi-Level Conformal Clustering: A Distribution-free Technique for Clustering and Anomaly Detection


In this work we present a clustering technique called multi-level conformal clustering (MLCC). The technique is hierarchical in nature because it can be performed at multiple significance levels which yields greater insight into the data than performing it at just one level. We describe the theoretical underpinnings of MLCC, compare and contrast it with the hierarchical clustering algorithm, and then apply it to real world datasets to assess its performance. Link to article

Neurocomputing, 397:279-291, 2020