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Thai Paragraph Shortening Based on Binary Classification Model
Kitsuchart Pasupa and Ponrudee Netisopakul
In: Joint International Symposium on Natural Language Processing and Agricultural Ontology Service (SNLP-AOS'2011), 9-10 Feb 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

Thai sentences can be simplified or shortened by simply cutting some words out without changing its meaning. In this paper, Linear and non-linear Fisher discriminant analysis are applied to shorten Thai paragraph in a corpus. Features used in this paper are unique word ID and part of speech of the target word, as well as its three previous and three next adjacent words, and also its role as content/function word. Two scenarios are investigated namely global model and document-specific model. The results demonstrated that both Fisher discriminant analysis and kernel Fisher discriminant analysis significantly improved classification accuracy over the baseline for both scenarios. We found that, part of speech of the target word is the most relevant feature followed by part of speech of adjacent words. Moreover, the document-specific model achieved higher accuracy than the global model. This could be an evidence that author's writing style plays an important role in paragraph shortening task.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Natural Language Processing
ID Code:9573
Deposited By:Kitsuchart Pasupa
Deposited On:19 September 2012