Enhancing news articles clustering using word n - grams

TitleEnhancing news articles clustering using word n - grams
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBouras, C, Tsogkas, V
Conference Name2nd Intenational Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications, Reykjavvk, Iceland
Date PublishedJuly 29 - 31

In this work we explore the possible enhancement of the document clustering results, and in particular clus-tering of news articles from the web, when using word-based n-grams during the keyword extraction phase. We present and evaluate a weighting approach that combines clustering of news articles derived from the web using n-grams, extracted from the articles at an offline stage. We compared this technique with the sin-gle minded bag-of-words representation that our clustering algorithm, W-kmeans, previously used. Our ex-perimentation revealed that via tuning of the weighting parameters between keyword and n-grams, as well as the n itself, a significant improvement regarding the clustering results metrics can be achieved. This re-flects more coherent clusters and better overall clustering performance.