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From: Breaking the hierarchy - a new cluster selection mechanism for hierarchical clustering methods

Figure 4

(a) A simple clustering provides exactly one partition of the given set of entities. b) A hierarchical clustering method provides many partitions, each associated with a level. The lowest level number is normally associated with the whole data set, and each higher level provides a refinement of the lower level. Often, the highest level contains the partition consisting of all singletons, i.e., the single elements of the data set.

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