High-speed rough clustering for very large document collections

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Abstract

Document clustering is an important tool, but it is not yet widely used in practice probably because of its high computational complexity. This article explores techniques of high-speed rough clustering of documents, assuming that it is sometimes necessary to obtain a clustering result in a shorter time, although the result is just an approximate outline of document clusters. A promising approach for such clustering is to reduce the number of documents to be checked for generating cluster vectors in the leader-follower clustering algorithm. Based on this idea, the present article proposes a modified Crouch algorithm and incomplete single-pass leaderfollower algorithm. Also, a two-stage grouping technique, in which the first stage attempts to decrease the number of documents to be processed in the second stage by applying a quick merging technique, is developed. An experiment using a part of the Reuters corpus RCV1 showed empirically that both the modified Crouch and the incomplete single-pass leader-follower algorithms achieve clustering results more efficiently than the original methods, and also improved the effectiveness of clustering results. On the other hand, the two-stage grouping technique did not reduce the processing time in this experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1092-1104
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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