CluStream-GT: Online Clustering for Personalization in the Health Domain


Clustering of users underlies many of the personalisation algorithms that are in use nowadays. Such clustering is mostly performed in an offline fashion. For a health and wellbeing setting, offline clustering might however not be suitable, as limited data is often available and patient states can also quickly evolve over time. Existing online clustering algorithms are not suitable for the health domain due to the type of data that involves multiple time series evolving over time. In this paper we propose a new online clustering algorithm called CluStream-GT that is suitable for health applications. By using both artificial and real datasets, we show that the approach is far more efficient compared to regular clustering, with an average speedup of 93%, while only losing 12% in the accuracy of the clustering with artificial data and 3% with real data.

IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence