Context discriminative dictionary construction for topic representation
by Shufang Wu; Jie Zhu; Jianmin Xu
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE), Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019

Abstract: The construction of a discriminative topic dictionary is important for describing the topic and increasing the accuracy of topic detection and tracking. In this method, we rank the mutual information of words, and the top few words with the maximum mutual information are selected to construct the discriminative topic dictionaries. Considering context words can provide a more accurate expression of the topic, during word selection, we consider both the differences between different topics and the context words that appear in the stories. Since the news topic is dynamic over time, it is not reasonable to keep the topic dictionary unchanged, a dictionary updating method is also proposed. Experiments were carried out on TDT4 corpus, and we adopt miss probability and false alarm probability as evaluation criteria to compare the performance of incremental TF-IDF and the proposed method. Extensive experiments are conducted to show that our method can provide better results.

Online publication date: Mon, 05-Aug-2019

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