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Adaptive crossover memetic differential harmony search for optimizing document clustering

Al-Jadir, I., Wong, K.W., Fung, C.C.ORCID: 0000-0001-5182-3558 and Xie, H. (2018) Adaptive crossover memetic differential harmony search for optimizing document clustering. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11302 . pp. 509-518.

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An Adaptive Crossover Memetic Differential Harmony Search (ACMDHS) method was developed for optimizing document clustering in this paper. Due to the complexity of the documents available today, the allocation of the centroid of the document clusters and finding the optimum clusters in the search space are more complex to deal with. One of the possible enhancements on the document clustering is the use of Harmony Search (HS) algorithm to optimize the search. As HS is highly dependent on its control parameters, a differential version of HS was introduced. In the modified version of HS, the Band Width parameter (BW) has been replaced by another pitch adjustment technique due to the sensitivity of the BW parameter. Thus, the Differential Evolution (DE) mutation was used instead. In this paper the DE crossover was also used with the Differential HS for further search space exploitation, the produced global search is named Crossover DHS (CDHS). Moreover, DE crossover (Cr) and mutation (F) probabilities are dynamically tuned through generations. The Memetic optimization was used to enhance the local search capability of CDHS. The proposed ACMDHS was compared to other document clustering techniques using HS, DHS, and K-means methods. It was also compared to its other two variants which are the Memetic DHS (MDHS) and the Crossover Memetic Differential Harmony Search (CMDHS). Moreover, two state-of-the-art clustering methods were also considered in comparisons, the Chaotic Gradient Artificial Bee Colony (CGABC) and the Differential Evolution Memetic Clustering (DEMC). From the experimental results, it was shown that CMDHS variant (the non-adaptive version of ACMDHS) and ACMDHS were highly competitive while both CMDHS and ACMDHS were superior to all other methods.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 2018 Nature Switzerland AG
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