Scalable Dynamic Self-Organising Maps for Mining Massive Textual Data

  • Yu Zheng Zhai
  • Arthur Hsu
  • Saman K. Halgamuge
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4234)


Traditional text clustering methods require enormous computing resources, which make them inappropriate for processing large scale data collections. In this paper we present a clustering method based on the word category map approach using a two-level Growing Self-Organising Map (GSOM). A significant part of the clustering task is divided into separate sub-tasks that can be executed on different computers using the emergent Grid technology. Thus enabling the rapid analysis of information gathered globally. The performance of the proposed method is comparable to the traditional approaches while improves the execution time by 15 times.


Execution Time News Article Spread Factor Grid Resource Cluster Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Zheng Zhai
    • 1
  • Arthur Hsu
    • 1
  • Saman K. Halgamuge
    • 1
  1. 1.Dynamic System and Control Group, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia

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