XML data clustering: An overview

Algergawy, Alsayed, Nayak, Richi, & Mesiti, Marco (2011) XML data clustering: An overview. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 43(4).


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In the last few years we have observed a proliferation of approaches for clustering XML docu- ments and schemas based on their structure and content. The presence of such a huge amount of approaches is due to the different applications requiring the XML data to be clustered. These applications need data in the form of similar contents, tags, paths, structures and semantics. In this paper, we first outline the application contexts in which clustering is useful, then we survey approaches so far proposed relying on the abstract representation of data (instances or schema), on the identified similarity measure, and on the clustering algorithm. This presentation leads to draw a taxonomy in which the current approaches can be classified and compared. We aim at introducing an integrated view that is useful when comparing XML data clustering approaches, when developing a new clustering algorithm, and when implementing an XML clustering compo- nent. Finally, the paper moves into the description of future trends and research issues that still need to be faced.

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ID Code: 48253
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: XML, Clustering, XCLS, Tree Similarity, Schema Matching
DOI: 10.1145/1978802.1978804
ISSN: 0360-0300
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 ACM
Copyright Statement: Copyright ACM, [2011]. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in [ACM Computing Surveys], [VOL 43, ISS 4, (2011)] [10.1145/1978802.1978804]
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2012 00:57
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012 03:32

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