Faculty of Management, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Clustering is a widespread data analysis and data mining technique in many fields of study such as engineering, medicine, biology and the like. The aim of clustering is to collect data points. In this paper, a Cultural Algorithm (CA) is presented to optimize partition with N objects into K clusters. The CA is one of the effective methods for searching into the problem space in order to find a near optimal solution. This algorithm has been tested on different scale datasets and has been compared with other well-known algorithms in clustering, such as K-means, Genetic Algorithm (GA), Simulated Annealing (SA), Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm. The results illustrate that the proposed algorithm has a good proficiency in obtaining the desired results.