Featureless similarities for terms clustering using tree-traversing ants

Wilson Wong, Wei Liu, Mohammed Bennamoun
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 international symposium on Practical cognitive agents and robots - PCAR '06  
Besides being difficult to scale between different domains and to handle knowledge fluctuations, the results of terms clustering presented by existing ontology engineering systems are far from desirable. In this paper, we propose a new version of ant-based method for clustering terms known as Tree-Traversing Ants (TTA). With the help of the Normalized Google Distance (NGD) and n • of Wikipedia (n • W) as measures for similarity and distance between terms, we attempt to achieve an adaptable
more » ... ering method that is highly scalable across domains. Initial experiments with two datasets show promising results and demonstrated several advantages that are not simultaneously present in standard ant-based and other conventional clustering methods.
doi:10.1145/1232425.1232448 fatcat:gf432sw52vdizewjgkzq5zhrmq