Efficient text document clustering with new similarity measures Online publication date: Mon, 14-Dec-2020
by R. Lakshmi; S. Baskar
International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining (IJBIDM), Vol. 18, No. 1, 2021
Abstract: In this paper, two new similarity measures, namely distance of term frequency-based similarity measure (DTFSM) and presence of common terms-based similarity measure (PCTSM), are proposed to compute the similarity between two documents for improving the effectiveness of text document clustering. The effectiveness of the proposed similarity measures is evaluated on reuters-21578 and WebKB datasets for clustering the documents using K-means and K-means++ clustering algorithms. The results obtained by using the proposed DTFSM and PCTSM are significantly better than other measures for document clustering in terms of accuracy, entropy, recall and F-measure. It is evident that the proposed similarity measures not only improve the effectiveness of the text document clustering, but also reduce the complexity of similarity measures based on the number of required operations during text document clustering.
Online publication date: Mon, 14-Dec-2020
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