Efficient Feature Selection for Product Labeling over Unstructured Data


YETGİN Z., ELEWI A., Gozukara F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS, cilt.8, ss.376-381, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.376-381

Özet

The paper introduces a novel feature selection algorithm for labeling identical products collected from online web resources. Product labeling is important for clustering similar or same products. Products blindly crawled over the web sources, such as online sellers, have unstructured data due to having features expressed in different representations and formats. Such data result in feature vectors whose representation is unknown and non-uniform in length. Thus, product labeling, as a challenging problem, needs efficient selection of features that best describe the products. In this paper, an efficient feature selection algorithm is proposed for product labeling problem. Hierarchical clustering is used with the state of the art similarity metrics to assess the performance of the proposed algorithm. The results show that the proposed algorithm increases the performance of product labeling significantly. Furthermore, the method can be applied to any clustering algorithm that works on unstructured data.