Full and Mini-batch Clustering of News Articles with Star-EM

  • Matthias Gallé
  • Jean-Michel Renders
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7224)


We present a new threshold-based clustering algorithm for news articles. The algorithm consists of two phases: in the first, a local optimum of a score function that captures the quality of a clustering is found with an Expectation-Maximization approach. In the second phase, the algorithm reduces the number of clusters and, in particular, is able to build non-spherical–shaped clusters. We also give a mini-batch version which allows an efficient dynamic processing of data points as they arrive in groups. Our experiments on the TDT5 benchmark collection show the superiority of both versions of this algorithm compared to other state-of-the-art alternatives.


Score Function News Article Bregman Divergence Large Spatial Database Clear Order 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Gallé
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Renders
    • 1
  1. 1.Xerox Research Centre EuropeFrance

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