Cross-Cultural Analysis of Blogs and Forums with Mixed-Collection Topic Models

  title={Cross-Cultural Analysis of Blogs and Forums with Mixed-Collection Topic Models},
  author={Michael J. Paul and Roxana Girju},
This paper presents preliminary results on the detection of cultural differences from people’s experiences in various countries from two perspectives: tourists and locals. Our approach is to develop probabilistic models that would provide a good framework for such studies. Thus, we propose here a new model, ccLDA, which extends over the Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) (Blei et al., 2003) and crosscollection mixture (ccMix) (Zhai et al., 2004) models on blogs and forums. We also provide a… CONTINUE READING
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