Scatter/Gather: A Cluster-based Approach to Browsing Large Document Collections

@article{Cutting1992ScatterGatherAC,
  title={Scatter/Gather: A Cluster-based Approach to Browsing Large Document Collections},
  author={Douglas R. Cutting and David R. Karger and Jan O. Pedersen and John W. Tukey},
  journal={SIGIR Forum},
  year={1992},
  volume={51},
  pages={148-159}
}
Document clustering has not been well received as an information retrieval tool. Objections to its use fall into two main categories: first, that clustering is too slow for large corpora (with running time often quadratic in the number of documents); and second, that clustering does not appreciably improve retrieval. We argue that these problems arise only when clustering is used in an attempt to improve conventional search techniques. However, looking at clustering as an information access… CONTINUE READING

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