Durcheinander. Understanding Clustering Via Interactive Sonification
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With Durcheinander we present a system to help understand Agglomerative Clustering processes as they appear in various datamining tasks. Durcheinander consists of a toy dataset represented by several small objects on a tabletop surface. A computer vision systems tracks their position and computes a cluster dendrogram which is sonified every time a substantial change in this dendrogram takes place. Durcheinander may be used to answer questions concerning the behavior of clustering algorithms under various conditions. We propose its usage as a didactical and explorative platform for single- and multi-user operation.