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Hence the problem of word sense disambiguation reduces to that of determining which partitional clustering of partitional clustering given target word are related or similar. Sense Clusters creates clusters made up of the contexts in which a given target word occurs [ 3 ].

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All the instances in a cluster are contextually similar to each other, making it more likely that the given target word has been used with the same sense in all of those instances.

Each instance normally includes two or three sentences, one of which contains the given occurrence of partitional clustering target partitional clustering [ 4 ].

Sense Clusters [ 1 ] was originally intended to partitional clustering among word senses. However, the methodology of clustering contextually and hence semantically similar instances of text can be used in a variety of natural language processing tasks such as synonymy identification, text summarization and document classification.

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Sense Clusters has also been used for applications such as email sorting and automatic ontology construction [ 5 ]. Related Work The state of the art in sense clustering is insufficient to partitional clustering the needs where there is lack of sense definitions like Word Net.

Current sense clustering algorithms are generally unsupervised, each relying on a different set of useful features. Hierarchical algorithms produce a nested partitioning of the data elements by merging clusters. Agglomerative algorithms iteratively partitional clustering clusters until all-encompassing cluster is formed [ 6 ], while divisive algorithms iteratively split clusters until each element belongs partitional clustering its own cluster.

What is Partitional Clustering | IGI Global

The merge and split decisions are based on the similarity metric. The resulting decomposition tree of clusters is called a dendrogram.


The different versions of agglomerative clustering differ in how they compute cluster similarity. The most common versions of the agglomerative clustering algorithm are [ 7 ]: Single link clustering The single link algorithm partitional clustering a MIN version of the hierarchical agglomerative clustering method which is a bottom-up strategy, compare each point with each point.

Each context is placed in a separate cluster, partitional clustering at each step merge the closest pair of clusters, until certain termination conditions are satisfied.

Afan Oromo Sense Clustering in Hierarchical and Partitional Techniques

For the single link, the distance of two clusters partitional clustering defined as the minimum of the distance partitional clustering any two points in the clusters. In single-link clustering the similarity between two clusters is the similarity between their most similar members for example using the Euclidean distance [ 8 ].


Complete link clustering The complete linkage algorithm is the MAX version of the hierarchical agglomerative partitional clustering method which is a bottom-up strategy: Each context is placed in a separate cluster, and at each step merge the farthest pair of clusters, until certain termination conditions are satisfied.

In complete-link clustering, the similarity between partitional clustering clusters is the similarity between their partitional clustering similar members for example using the Euclidean distance [ 9 ].

Afan Oromo Sense Clustering in Hierarchical and Partitional Techniques | OMICS International

Average link clustering Average-link clustering produces similar clusters to partitional clustering link clustering except that it is less susceptible to outliers [ 4 ]. It computes the similarity between two clusters, as the average similarity between all pairs of contexts partitional clustering clusters e.

Figure 1 shows merging decisions single, complete and partitional clustering linkage algorithms. Partitional algorithms do not produce a nested series of partitions.

What is Partitional Clustering

Instead, they generate partitional clustering single partitioning, often of predefined size k, by optimizing some criterion. The algorithms are then typically run multiple times with different starting points.


Partitional algorithms are not as versatile as hierarchical algorithms, partitional clustering they often offer more efficient running time partitional clustering 4 ].

This algorithm has the objective of classifying a set of n contexts into k clusters, based on the closeness to the cluster centers. The closeness to cluster centers is measured by the use of a Euclidean distance algorithm.

Partitional clustering is an iterative clustering algorithm in which items are moved among sets of clusters until the desired set is reached. A high degree of similarity among senses in clusters is obtained, while a high degree of dissimilarity among senses in different clusters achieved partitional clustering [ 4 ].

K-means clustering [ 10 ] is a method of cluster analysis which aims to partition n observations into k clusters in which each observation belongs to the cluster with the nearest mean.