chapter  13
Document Clustering: The Next Frontier
ByDavid C. Anastasiu, Andrea Tagarelli, George Karypis
Pages 34

The proliferation of documents, on both the Web and in private systems, makes knowledge discovery in document collections arduous. Clustering has been long recognized as a useful tool for the task. It groups like-items together, maximizing intra-cluster similarity and inter-cluster distance. Clustering can provide insight into the make-up of a document collection and is often used as the initial step in data analysis.