A Software System for Topic Extraction and Document Classification

Abstract

A software system for topic extraction and automatic document classification is presented. Given a set of documents, the system automatically extracts the mentioned topics and assists the user to select their optimal number. The user-validated topics are exploited to build a model for multi-label document classification. While topic extraction is performed by using an optimized implementation of the Latent Dirichlet Allocation model, multi-label document classification is performed by using a specialized version of the Multi-Net Naive Bayes model. The performance of the system is investigated by using 10,056 documents retrieved from the WEB through a set of queries formed by exploiting the Italian Google Directory. This dataset is used for topic extraction while an independent dataset, consisting of 1,012 elements labeled by humans, is used to evaluate the performance of the Multi-Net Naive Bayes model. The results are satisfactory, with precision being consistently better than recall for the labels associated with the four most frequent topics.

DOI: 10.1109/WI-IAT.2009.49

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@article{Magatti2009ASS, title={A Software System for Topic Extraction and Document Classification}, author={Davide Magatti and Fabio Stella and Marco Faini}, journal={2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology}, year={2009}, volume={1}, pages={283-286} }