ICDSMLA 2019 pp 686-695 | Cite as

An Efficient Approach for Document Categorization Using Weighted Sum

  • Vimuktha E. Salis
  • Ranjana S. Chakrasali
  • Chowdaiah PathanjaliEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 601)


Document categorization or classification is an active research area for simplifying the information retrieval due to enormous collection of electronic documents. Large amount of information is generated from day-to-day activities through various sources. Practically categorization of these text documents needs dexterous skills and consumes lot of time. Thus, it becomes challenging to automatically organize and classify documents into the pre-defined classes based on their contents using efficient approaches. In this paper, we adopt the weighted sum approach, for classification of documents. The weights for each word in the document are assigned based on the frequency of its appearance in the document. This approach is efficient and yields better performance than the existing methods. The results show the linear growth in time for the increase in varied data sets.


Weighted sum Classification Document categorization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vimuktha E. Salis
    • 1
  • Ranjana S. Chakrasali
    • 1
  • Chowdaiah Pathanjali
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.BNMITBengaluruIndia

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