## Self Organization of a Massive Document Collection (0)

Venue: | IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks |

Citations: | 204 - 14 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Kohonen_selforganization,

author = {Teuvo Kohonen and Samuel Kaski and Krista Lagus and Jarkko Salojarvi and Vesa Paatero and Antti Saarela},

title = {Self Organization of a Massive Document Collection},

journal = {IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks},

year = {},

volume = {11},

pages = {574--585}

}

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### Abstract

This article describes the implementation of a system that is able to organize vast document collections according to textual similarities. It is based on the Self-Organizing Map (SOM) algorithm. As the feature vectors for the documents we use statistical representations of their vocabularies. The main goal in our work has been to scale up the SOM algorithm to be able to deal with large amounts of high-dimensional data. In a practical experiment we mapped 6,840,568 patent abstracts onto a 1,002,240-node SOM. As the feature vectors we used 500-dimensional vectors of stochastic figures obtained as random projections of weighted word histograms. Keywords Data mining, exploratory data analysis, knowledge discovery, large databases, parallel implementation, random projection, Self-Organizing Map (SOM), textual documents. I. Introduction A. From simple searches to browsing of self-organized data collections Locating documents on the basis of keywords and simple search expressions is a c...