Abstract: Feature selection is a basic step in the construction of a vector space or bag of words model [BB99]. In particular, when the processing task is to partition a given document collection into clusters of similar documents a choice of good features along with good clustering algorithms is of paramount importance. This chapter suggests two techniques for feature or term selection along with a number of clustering strategies. The selection techniques significantly reduce the dimension of the vector space model. Examples that illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms are provided.
- Data Clustering