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Efficient phrase-based document indexing for Web document clustering

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2 Author(s)
Hammouda, K.M. ; Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Waterloo Univ., Ont., Canada ; Kamel, M.S.

Document clustering techniques mostly rely on single term analysis of the document data set, such as the vector space model. To achieve more accurate document clustering, more informative features including phrases and their weights are particularly important in such scenarios. Document clustering is particularly useful in many applications such as automatic categorization of documents, grouping search engine results, building a taxonomy of documents, and others. This article presents two key parts of successful document clustering. The first part is a novel phrase-based document index model, the document index graph, which allows for incremental construction of a phrase-based index of the document set with an emphasis on efficiency, rather than relying on single-term indexes only. It provides efficient phrase matching that is used to judge the similarity between documents. The model is flexible in that it could revert to a compact representation of the vector space model if we choose not to index phrases. The second part is an incremental document clustering algorithm based on maximizing the tightness of clusters by carefully watching the pair-wise document similarity distribution inside clusters. The combination of these two components creates an underlying model for robust and accurate document similarity calculation that leads to much improved results in Web document clustering over traditional methods.

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Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 10 )