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Latent dirichlet allocation
 Journal of Machine Learning Research
, 2003
"... We describe latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), a generative probabilistic model for collections of discrete data such as text corpora. LDA is a threelevel hierarchical Bayesian model, in which each item of a collection is modeled as a finite mixture over an underlying set of topics. Each topic is, ..."
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We describe latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), a generative probabilistic model for collections of discrete data such as text corpora. LDA is a threelevel hierarchical Bayesian model, in which each item of a collection is modeled as a finite mixture over an underlying set of topics. Each topic is, in turn, modeled as an infinite mixture over an underlying set of topic probabilities. In the context of text modeling, the topic probabilities provide an explicit representation of a document. We present efficient approximate inference techniques based on variational methods and an EM algorithm for empirical Bayes parameter estimation. We report results in document modeling, text classification, and collaborative filtering, comparing to a mixture of unigrams model and the probabilistic LSI model. 1.
Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis
 In Proc. of Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, UAI’99
, 1999
"... Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis is a novel statistical technique for the analysis of twomode and cooccurrence data, which has applications in information retrieval and filtering, natural language processing, machine learning from text, and in related areas. Compared to standard Latent Sema ..."
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Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis is a novel statistical technique for the analysis of twomode and cooccurrence data, which has applications in information retrieval and filtering, natural language processing, machine learning from text, and in related areas. Compared to standard Latent Semantic Analysis which stems from linear algebra and performs a Singular Value Decomposition of cooccurrence tables, the proposed method is based on a mixture decomposition derived from a latent class model. This results in a more principled approach which has a solid foundation in statistics. In order to avoid overfitting, we propose a widely applicable generalization of maximum likelihood model fitting by tempered EM. Our approach yields substantial and consistent improvements over Latent Semantic Analysis in a number of experiments.
Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
, 2008
"... An important part of our informationgathering behavior has always been to find out what other people think. With the growing availability and popularity of opinionrich resources such as online review sites and personal blogs, new opportunities and challenges arise as people now can, and do, active ..."
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An important part of our informationgathering behavior has always been to find out what other people think. With the growing availability and popularity of opinionrich resources such as online review sites and personal blogs, new opportunities and challenges arise as people now can, and do, actively use information technologies to seek out and understand the opinions of others. The sudden eruption of activity in the area of opinion mining and sentiment analysis, which deals with the computational treatment of opinion, sentiment, and subjectivity in text, has thus occurred at least in part as a direct response to the surge of interest in new systems that deal directly with opinions as a firstclass object. This survey covers techniques and approaches that promise to directly enable opinionoriented informationseeking systems. Our focus is on methods that seek to address the new challenges raised by sentimentaware applications, as compared to those that are already present in more traditional factbased analysis. We include materialon summarization of evaluative text and on broader issues regarding privacy, manipulation, and economic impact that the development of opinionoriented informationaccess services gives rise to. To facilitate future work, a discussion of available resources, benchmark datasets, and evaluation campaigns is also provided.
Unsupervised learning of human action categories using spatialtemporal words
 In Proc. BMVC
, 2006
"... Imagine a video taken on a sunny beach, can a computer automatically tell what is happening in the scene? Can it identify different human activities in the video, such as water surfing, people walking and lying on the beach? To automatically classify or localize different actions in video sequences ..."
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Imagine a video taken on a sunny beach, can a computer automatically tell what is happening in the scene? Can it identify different human activities in the video, such as water surfing, people walking and lying on the beach? To automatically classify or localize different actions in video sequences is very useful for a variety of tasks, such as video surveillance, objectlevel video summarization, video indexing, digital library organization, etc. However, it remains a challenging task for computers to achieve robust action recognition due to cluttered background, camera motion, occlusion, and geometric and photometric variances of objects. For example, in a live video of a skating competition, the skater moves rapidly across the rink, and the camera also moves to follow the skater. With moving camera, nonstationary background, and moving target, few vision algorithms could identify, categorize and
Locality Preserving Projections
, 2002
"... Many problems in information processing involve some form of dimensionality reduction. In this paper, we introduce Locality Preserving Projections (LPP). These are linear projective maps that arise by solving a variational problem that optimally preserves the neighborhood structure of the data s ..."
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Many problems in information processing involve some form of dimensionality reduction. In this paper, we introduce Locality Preserving Projections (LPP). These are linear projective maps that arise by solving a variational problem that optimally preserves the neighborhood structure of the data set. LPP should be seen as an alternative to Principal Component Analysis (PCA)  a classical linear technique that projects the data along the directions of maximal variance. When the high dimensional data lies on a low dimensional manifold embedded in the ambient space, the Locality Preserving Projections are obtained by finding the optimal linear approximations to the eigenfunctions of the Laplace Beltrami operator on the manifold. As a result, LPP shares many of the data representation properties of nonlinear techniques such as Laplacian Eigenmaps or Locally Linear Embedding. Yet LPP is linear and more crucially is defined everywhere in ambient space rather than just on the training data points. This is borne out by illustrative examples on some high dimensional data sets.
Concept Decompositions for Large Sparse Text Data using Clustering
 Machine Learning
, 2000
"... . Unlabeled document collections are becoming increasingly common and available; mining such data sets represents a major contemporary challenge. Using words as features, text documents are often represented as highdimensional and sparse vectorsa few thousand dimensions and a sparsity of 95 to 99 ..."
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. Unlabeled document collections are becoming increasingly common and available; mining such data sets represents a major contemporary challenge. Using words as features, text documents are often represented as highdimensional and sparse vectorsa few thousand dimensions and a sparsity of 95 to 99% is typical. In this paper, we study a certain spherical kmeans algorithm for clustering such document vectors. The algorithm outputs k disjoint clusters each with a concept vector that is the centroid of the cluster normalized to have unit Euclidean norm. As our first contribution, we empirically demonstrate that, owing to the highdimensionality and sparsity of the text data, the clusters produced by the algorithm have a certain "fractallike" and "selfsimilar" behavior. As our second contribution, we introduce concept decompositions to approximate the matrix of document vectors; these decompositions are obtained by taking the leastsquares approximation onto the linear subspace spanned...
Eigentaste: A Constant Time Collaborative Filtering Algorithm
, 2000
"... Eigentaste is a collaborative filtering algorithm that uses universal queries to elicit realvalued user ratings on a common set of items and applies principal component analysis (PCA) to the resulting dense subset of the ratings matrix. PCA facilitates dimensionality reduction for offline clusterin ..."
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Eigentaste is a collaborative filtering algorithm that uses universal queries to elicit realvalued user ratings on a common set of items and applies principal component analysis (PCA) to the resulting dense subset of the ratings matrix. PCA facilitates dimensionality reduction for offline clustering of users and rapid computation of recommendations. For a database of n users, standard nearestneighbor techniques require O(n) processing time to compute recommendations, whereas Eigentaste requires O(1) (constant) time. We compare Eigentaste to alternative algorithms using data from Jester, an online joke recommending system. Jester has collected approximately 2,500,000 ratings from 57,000 users. We use the Normalized Mean Absolute Error (NMAE) measure to compare performance of different algorithms. In the Appendix we use Uniform and Normal distribution models to derive analytic estimates of NMAE when predictions are random. On the Jester dataset, Eigentaste computes recommendations two ...
The AuthorTopic Model for Authors and Documents
"... We introduce the authortopic model, a generative model for documents that extends Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA; Blei, Ng, & Jordan, 2003) to include authorship information. Each author is associated with a multinomial distribution over topics and each topic is associated with a multinomial ..."
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We introduce the authortopic model, a generative model for documents that extends Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA; Blei, Ng, & Jordan, 2003) to include authorship information. Each author is associated with a multinomial distribution over topics and each topic is associated with a multinomial distribution over words. A document with multiple authors is modeled as a distribution over topics
that is a mixture of the distributions associated with the authors. We apply the model to a collection of 1,700 NIPS conference papers and 160,000 CiteSeer abstracts. Exact
inference is intractable for these datasets and
we use Gibbs sampling to estimate the topic
and author distributions. We compare the performance with two other generative models for documents, which are special cases of the authortopic model: LDA (a topic model)
and a simple author model in which each author is associated with a distribution over words rather than a distribution over topics. We show topics recovered by the authortopic model, and demonstrate applications
to computing similarity between authors and
entropy of author output.
InformationTheoretic CoClustering
 In KDD
, 2003
"... Twodimensional contingency or cooccurrence tables arise frequently in important applications such as text, weblog and marketbasket data analysis. A basic problem in contingency table analysis is coclustering: simultaneous clustering of the rows and columns. A novel theoretical formulation views ..."
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Twodimensional contingency or cooccurrence tables arise frequently in important applications such as text, weblog and marketbasket data analysis. A basic problem in contingency table analysis is coclustering: simultaneous clustering of the rows and columns. A novel theoretical formulation views the contingency table as an empirical joint probability distribution of two discrete random variables and poses the coclustering problem as an optimization problem in information theory  the optimal coclustering maximizes the mutual information between the clustered random variables subject to constraints on the number of row and column clusters.
Latent Semantic Models for Collaborative filtering
 ACM Trans. Information Systems
"... Collaborative filtering aims at learning predictive models of user preferences, interests or behavior from community data, that is, a database of available user preferences. In this article, we describe a new family of modelbased algorithms designed for this task. These algorithms rely on a statist ..."
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Collaborative filtering aims at learning predictive models of user preferences, interests or behavior from community data, that is, a database of available user preferences. In this article, we describe a new family of modelbased algorithms designed for this task. These algorithms rely on a statistical modelling technique that introduces latent class variables in a mixture model setting to discover user communities and prototypical interest profiles. We investigate several variations to deal with discrete and continuous response variables as well as with different objective functions. The main advantages of this technique over standard memorybased methods are higher accuracy, constant time prediction, and an explicit and compact model representation. The latter can also be used to mine for user communitites. The experimental evaluation shows that substantial improvements in accucracy over existing methods and published results can be obtained.