# Canopy clustering: what should we do with samples in overlapping canopies?

In canopy clustering http://www.kamalnigam.com/papers/canopy-kdd00.pdf, if a sample falls in an overlap of 2 canopies, how do we choose its cluster?

• Please provide some background and make the question self-contained. – Kaveh Jul 3 '13 at 18:10

      Canopy closest = clusterer.findClosestCanopy(vw.get(), clusters);