During a Machine Learning course which I have done I have learnt about the K means algorithm. Is it possible to use the principals of K means within a neural network?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you know what a neural network is? Or are you asking if a neural network can be used to cluster? $\endgroup$
    – nbro
    Jul 16, 2020 at 3:13
  • $\begingroup$ I do know what neural networks are, what I am asking is if you are able to use the principals of K means (the choosing of the cluster centroids and the updating of the centroids position) and use those principals in order to find the optimal centroid position via a neural network. $\endgroup$ Jul 16, 2020 at 3:31
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    $\begingroup$ Yes it is possible, here is a paper that describes the process: arxiv.org/pdf/1808.07292.pdf $\endgroup$
    – razvanc92
    Jul 16, 2020 at 7:54
  • $\begingroup$ @razvanc92 Feel free to provide a formal answer below. Maybe you could just summarize their abstract or so if you are not familiar with the paper. $\endgroup$
    – nbro
    Jul 16, 2020 at 21:15


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