Hierarchical Document Clustering
Benjamin C.M. Fung (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Ke Wang (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and Martin Ester (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2005
Document clustering is an automatic grouping of text documents into clusters so that documents within a cluster have high similarity in comparison to one another, but are dissimilar to documents in other clusters. Unlike document classification (Wang, Zhou, & He, 2001), no labeled documents are provided in clustering; hence, clustering is also known as unsupervised learning. Hierarchical document clustering organizes clusters into a tree or a hierarchy that facilitates browsing. The parent-child relationship among the nodes in the tree can be viewed as a topic-subtopic relationship in a subject hierarchy such as the Yahoo! directory.