Using WordNet for Text Categorization

  title={Using WordNet for Text Categorization},
  author={Zakaria Elberrichi and Abdellatif Rahmoun and Mohamed Amine Bentaallah},
  journal={Int. Arab J. Inf. Technol.},
This paper explores a method that use WordNet concept to categorize text documents. The bag of words representation used for text representation is unsatisfactory as it ignores possible relations between terms. The proposed method extracts generic concepts from WordNet for all the terms in the text then combines them with the terms in different ways to form a new representative vector. The effects of this method are examined in several experiments using the multivariate chi-square to reduce the… CONTINUE READING
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