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Text Documents Clustering using Genetic Algorithm and Discrete Differential Evolution

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 43 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Yogesh Kumar Meena
Vibhav Prakash Singh

Yogesh Kumar Meena, Shashank and Vibhav Prakash Singh. Article: Text Documents Clustering using Genetic Algorithm and Discrete Differential Evolution. International Journal of Computer Applications 43(1):16-19, April 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Yogesh Kumar Meena and Shashank and Vibhav Prakash Singh},
	title = {Article: Text Documents Clustering using Genetic Algorithm and Discrete Differential Evolution},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {43},
	number = {1},
	pages = {16-19},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


Clustering in data mining is a discovery process that groups a set of documents such that documents within a cluster have high similarity while documents in different clusters have low similarity. Existing clustering method like K-means is a popular method but its results are based on choice of cluster centers so it easily results in local optimization. Genetic Algorithm (GA) is an optimization method which can be applied for finding out the best cluster centers easily. But sometimes it takes more iteration for finding best cluster centers. In this paper, we use features of GA with the features of Discrete Differential Evolution (DDE) to solve text documents clustering problem. To test the efficiency of our algorithm we have taken sample database of Reuters-21578. From the experimental results, it is clear that our algorithm performs better than GA and DDE.


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