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An Efficient Text Clustering Framework

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 79 - Number 8
Year of Publication: 2013
Francis M. Kwale

Francis M Kwale. Article: An Efficient Text Clustering Framework. International Journal of Computer Applications 79(8):30-38, October 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Francis M. Kwale},
	title = {Article: An Efficient Text Clustering Framework},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {79},
	number = {8},
	pages = {30-38},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}


The amount of data for analysis is increasing at a dramatic rate, for example web data. And so, it's important to improve techniques of searching relevant information from the huge data so as to increase efficiency. One such technique is text clustering, whereby we group (or cluster) text documents into various groups (or clusters), such as clustering web search engine results into meaningful groups. Data mining is a computer science area that can be defined as extraction of useful information from large structured data. Text mining on the other hand is an extension of data mining dealing only with (unstructured) text data. Text clustering is thus a text mining technique. In this paper, we give an insight of text clustering including the text mining related areas, techniques, and application areas. We also propose a framework for doing text clustering based on the K Means algorithm. The paper thus gives guidance to researchers of text mining concerning the state of art of text clustering.


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