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Science  08 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5864, pp. 726
DOI: 10.1126/science.1150938

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Frey and Dueck (Reports, 16 February 2007, p. 972) described an algorithm termed “affinity propagation” (AP) as a promising alternative to traditional data clustering procedures. We demonstrate that a well-established heuristic for the p-median problem often obtains clustering solutions with lower error than AP and produces these solutions in comparable computation time.

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