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From petite_abeille <>
Subject Re: Document Clustering
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2003 16:02:23 GMT

On Nov 11, 2003, at 16:58, Tate Avery wrote:

> Categorization typically assigns documents to a node in a pre-defined 
> taxonomy.
> For clustering, however, the categorization 'structure' is emergent... 
> i.e. the clusters (which are analogous to taxonomy nodes) are created 
> dynamically based on the content of the documents at hand.

Another way to look at it is this:

"An attempt to apply the Dewey Decimal system to an orgy." [1]

Without a Dewey Decimal system that is.




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