A dissimilarity measure for document clustering

Jung Yi Jiang, Wen Hao Cheng, Shie Jue Lee

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In this paper, we propose a novel dissimilarity measure for document data processing and apply it to document clustering. For a document vector and a cluster representation, the proposed measure takes three cases into account: a) the feature considered appears in both the document and the cluster, b) the feature considered appears in the document or the cluster, but not in both, and c) the feature considered appears neither in the document nor in the cluster. For the first case, we give a lower bound and decrease the similarity according to the difference between the two feature values. For the second case, we give a fixed value disregarding the magnitude of the feature value. For the last case, we treat it as an identity. Experimental results show that our proposed method can work more effectively than others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalICIC Express Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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