JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 29(3): 222-241, doi: 10.3897/jucs.86563
Leveraging Structural and Semantic Measures for JSON Document Clustering
expand article infoUma Priya D, P. Santhi Thilagam
‡ National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangalore, India
Open Access
In recent years, the increased use of smart devices and digital business opportunities has generated massive heterogeneous JSON data daily, making efficient data storage and management more difficult. Existing research uses different similarity metrics and clusters the documents to support the above tasks effectively. However, extant approaches have focused on either structural or semantic similarity of schemas. As JSON documents are application-specific, differently annotated JSON schemas are not only structurally heterogeneous but also differ by the context of the JSON attributes. Therefore, there is a need to consider the structural, semantic, and contextual properties of JSON schemas to perform meaningful clustering of JSON documents. This work proposes an approach to cluster heterogeneous JSON documents using the similarity fusion method. The similarity fusion matrix is constructed using structural, semantic, and contextual measures of JSON schemas. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approach outperforms the existing approaches significantly. 
JSON, Clustering, Data Mining, Similarity Measures