An introduction to latent semantic analysis

@inproceedings{Landauer1998AnIT,
  title={An introduction to latent semantic analysis},
  author={Thomas K. Landauer and Peter W. Foltz and Darrell Laham},
  year={1998}
}
Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) is a theory and method for extracting and representing the contextual-usage meaning of words by statistical computations applied to a large corpus of text (Landauer and Dumais, 1997). The underlying idea is that the aggregate of all the word contexts in which a given word does and does not appear provides a set of mutual constraints that largely determines the similarity of meaning of words and sets of words to each other. The adequacy of LSA’s reflection of human… CONTINUE READING

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