• Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Published in ArXiv 2017

Scaling Text with the Class Affinity Model

@article{Perry2017ScalingTW,
  title={Scaling Text with the Class Affinity Model},
  author={Patrick O. Perry and Kenneth Benoit},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1710.08963}
}
Probabilistic methods for classifying text form a rich tradition in machine learning and natural language processing. For many important problems, however, class prediction is uninteresting because the class is known, and instead the focus shifts to estimating latent quantities related to the text, such as affect or ideology. We focus on one such problem of interest, estimating the ideological positions of 55 Irish legislators in the 1991 D\'ail confidence vote. To solve the D\'ail scaling… CONTINUE READING
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