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Reading Tea Leaves: How Humans Interpret Topic Models

@inproceedings{Chang2009ReadingTL,
  title={Reading Tea Leaves: How Humans Interpret Topic Models},
  author={Jonathan Chang and Jordan L. Boyd-Graber and Sean Gerrish and Chong Wang and David M. Blei},
  booktitle={NIPS},
  year={2009}
}
Probabilistic topic models are a popular tool for the unsupervised analysis of text, providing both a predictive model of future text and a latent topic representation of the corpus. Practitioners typically assume that the latent space is semantically meaningful. It is used to check models, summarize the corpus, and guide exploration of its contents. However, whether the latent space is interpretable is in need of quantitative evaluation. In this paper, we present new quantitative methods for… 

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