Clustering techniques for web documents
Date of Issue2013
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Document clustering is a process of grouping documents into several natural and homogeneous clusters so that documents within the same cluster are more similar to each other than those belonging to other clusters . While in the web environment, task seems more challenging. Essential clustering techniques need to be employed to facilitate the discovery knowledge in this process. K-means is one of the frequently used methods in data clustering; however, it will fail to find out the meaningful clustering result if input data is given in a less structured way. Therefore, in this report a new learning distance metric proposed by Eric P. Xing is implemented with supplementary side information to help improving the K-means clustering performance. New algorithm will be studied in details and validated on different datasets and its performance will be evaluated by some quantitative values: NMI, purity and random index using Java as well as cluster visualization using MATLAB. From the results obtained, we have found that new clustering algorithm has shown a pleasant improvement compared with the original one and might be used for future application in data clustering.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University