PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Topic Models Conditioned on Relations
Mirwaes Wahabzada, Zhao Xu and Kristian Kersting
In: ECML PKDD 2010(2010).


Latent Dirichlet allocation is a fully generative statistical language model that has been proven to be successful in capturing both the content and the topics of a corpus of documents. Recently, it was even shown that relations among documents such as hyper-links or citations allow one to share information between documents and in turn to improve topic generation. Although fully generative, in many situations we are actually not interested in predicting relations among documents. In this paper, we therefore present a Dirichlet-multinomial nonparametric regression topic model that includes a Gaussian process prior on joint document and topic distributions that is a function of document relations. On networks of scientific abstracts and of Wikipedia documents we show that this approach meets or exceeds the performance of several baseline topic models.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:9353
Deposited By:Kristian Kersting
Deposited On:16 March 2012