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JSW 2009 Vol.4(5): 391-404 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.5.391-404

A Semantic Approach for Document Clustering

Khaled B. Shaban
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Abstract—Conventional document mining systems mainly use the presence or absence of keywords to mine texts. However, simple word counting and frequency distributions of term appearances do not capture the meaning behind the words, which results in limiting the ability to mine the texts. In this paper, the application of a semantic understandingbased approach to mine documents is presented. The approach is based on semantic notions to represent text, and to measure similarity between text documents. The representation scheme reflects existing relations between concepts and facilitates accurate similarity measurements that result in better mining performance. A document mining process, namely semantic document clustering, is investigated and tackled in various ways. The proposed representation scheme along with the proposed similarity measure were implemented as vital components of a mining system. The approach has enabled more effective document clustering than what conventional techniques would provide. The experimental work is reported, and its results are presented and analyzed.

Index Terms—Document mining, semantic understanding, text representation, similarity measure, document clustering

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Cite: Khaled B. Shaban, "A Semantic Approach for Document Clustering," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 391-404, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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