A method of truncated codifferential descent for minimizing continuously codifferentiable functions is suggested. The convergence of the method is studied. Results of numerical experiments are presented. Application of the suggested method for the solution of some problems of cluster analysis are discussed. In numerical experiments Wisconsin Diagnostic Breast Cancer database was used.
The problem of cluster analysis is formulated as a problem of non-smooth, non-convex optimization, and an algorithm for solving the cluster analysis problem based on non-smooth optimization techniques is developed. We discuss applications of this algorithm in large databases. Results of numerical experiments are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of this algorithm.