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Venue: | Journal of Information Retrieval |

Citations: | 656 - 22 self |

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Citation Context ...E to other application domains would be costly and labor-intensive. Decision Tree (DTree) is a well-known machine learning approach to automatic induction of classi cation trees based on training data=-=[16, 11]-=-. Applied to text categorization, DTree algorithms are used to select informativewords based on an information gain criterion, and predict categories of eachdocumentaccording to the occurrence of word... |

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Citation Context ... learning compared to a non-learning approach. The conventional vector space model is used for representing documents and category names (each name is treated as a bag of words), and the SMART system =-=[17]-=- is used as the search engine. These classi ers can be divided into two types: independent binary classi ers or m-ary (m >2) classi ers. Given a document, an independent binary classi er makes a YES/N... |

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Citation Context ...ing number of statistical learning methods have been applied to this problem in recent years, including regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers =-=[19, 10, 12]-=-, decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation ... |

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Citation Context ...s of a classi er in text categorization when the number of categories is large and the average number of categories per document is small. This problem is further illustrated by the OHSUMED collection=-=[7]-=-, which is another corpus commonly used in text categorization research. OHSUMED contains 233,445 documents indexed using 14,321 unique categories� there are about 13 categories per document onaverage... |

287 | Context-sensitive learning methods for text categorization
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Citation Context ...m in recent years, including regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms=-=[1, 3, 13]-=-, neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation becomes increasingly important to identify the state-of-the-art in text c... |

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Citation Context ...hbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learning approaches=-=[3, 9]-=-. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation becomes increasingly important to identify the state-of-the-art in text categorization. However, without a uni ed methodology in empiric... |

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Citation Context ...categories above the decision threshold. For the global evaluation of a classi er on a collection of test documents, we adapt the procedure for the conventional interpolated 11-point average precision=-=[18]-=-, as described below: ; For each document, compute the recall and precision at each position in the ranked list where a correct category is found. ; For each interval between recall thresholds of 0%, ... |

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Citation Context ...ared by all the text categorization researchers, or if a controlled evaluation of a wide range of categorization methods were conducted, similar to the Text Retrieval Conference for document retrieval=-=[4]-=-. The reality, however, is still far from the ideal. Cross-method comparisons have often been attempted but only for two or three methods. The small scale of these experiments could lead to overly gen... |

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Citation Context ...g regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks=-=[21, 14]-=- and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation becomes increasingly important to identify the state-of-the-art in text categorization. However, w... |

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Citation Context ...g regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks=-=[21, 14]-=- and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation becomes increasingly important to identify the state-of-the-art in text categorization. However, w... |

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Citation Context ...is the problem of assigning prede ned categories to free text documents. A growing number of statistical learning methods have been applied to this problem in recent years, including regression models=-=[5, 26]-=-, nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learn... |

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Citation Context ...1998 3 2. Classi ers Evaluated on Reuters 2.1. Classifiers We consider the text categorization systems whose results on the various versions of the Reuters corpus have been published in the literature=-=[6, 10, 1, 21, 13, 3, 27, 14]-=- 1 . In addition to these results, we present new results of three systems. These systems are brie y described below, grouped roughly according to their theoretical foundations or technical characteri... |

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Citation Context ...m in recent years, including regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms=-=[1, 3, 13]-=-, neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation becomes increasingly important to identify the state-of-the-art in text c... |

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Feature selection in statistical learning of text categorization
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Citation Context ...1998 3 2. Classi ers Evaluated on Reuters 2.1. Classifiers We consider the text categorization systems whose results on the various versions of the Reuters corpus have been published in the literature=-=[6, 10, 1, 21, 13, 3, 27, 14]-=- 1 . In addition to these results, we present new results of three systems. These systems are brie y described below, grouped roughly according to their theoretical foundations or technical characteri... |

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Citation Context ... where the main observations were that the performance of kNN is relatively stable for a large range of k values[22], and that satisfactory performance of LLSF depends on whether p is su ciently large=-=[23]-=-. Given the large number of possible combinations of parameter values, exhaustive testing of all the combinations is neither practical nor necessary. Wetakeagreedy-search strategy for parameter tuning... |

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Citation Context ...ing number of statistical learning methods have been applied to this problem in recent years, including regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers =-=[19, 10, 12]-=-, decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation ... |

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Citation Context ...n be reduced to the scaling problem in on-line document ranking, for which anumber of techniques have been studied in the literature, including partial indexing and ranking[15, 2], document clustering=-=[8]-=-, dimensionality reduction[27] and parallel computing[4]. 6. Conclusions The following conclusions are reached from this study: Comparative evaluation across methods and experiments is important for u... |

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Citation Context ...is the problem of assigning prede ned categories to free text documents. A growing number of statistical learning methods have been applied to this problem in recent years, including regression models=-=[5, 26]-=-, nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learn... |

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Citation Context ...m in recent years, including regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers [19, 10, 12], decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms=-=[1, 3, 13]-=-, neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation becomes increasingly important to identify the state-of-the-art in text c... |

29 | A linear least squares fit mapping method for information retrieval from natural language texts - Yang, Chute - 1992 |

25 | An evaluation of statistical approaches to medline indexing
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Citation Context ...out 18,000 categories de ned) in the National Library of Medicine. The OHSUMED collection has been used with the full range of categories (14,321 MeSH categories actually occurred) in some experiments=-=[17]-=-, or with a subset of categories in the heart disease sub-domain (HD, 119 categories) in other experiments[8]. 3.2 Di erent versions Table 1 lists the di erent versions or subsets of Reuters and OHSUM... |

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Citation Context ...ranking, for which anumber of techniques have been studied in the literature, including partial indexing and ranking[15, 2], document clustering[8], dimensionality reduction[27] and parallel computing=-=[4]-=-. 6. Conclusions The following conclusions are reached from this study: Comparative evaluation across methods and experiments is important for understanding the state-ofthe-art in text categorization.... |

16 | The Design of a High Performance Information Filtering System - Bell, Moffat - 1996 |

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Is learning bias an issue on the text categorization problem
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Citation Context ...ing number of statistical learning methods have been applied to this problem in recent years, including regression models[5, 26], nearest neighbor classi ers[4, 22], Bayesian probabilistic classi ers =-=[19, 10, 12]-=-, decision trees[5, 10, 12], inductive rule learning algorithms[1, 3, 13], neural networks[21, 14] and on-line learning approaches[3, 9]. With more and more methods available, cross-method evaluation ... |

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Expert network: Eective and ecient learning from human decisions in text categorization and retrieval
- Yang
- 1994
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Citation Context ...tigations on suitable choices of these parameter values were reported in previous papers where the main observations were that the performance of kNN is relatively stable for a large range of k values=-=[22]-=-, and that satisfactory performance of LLSF depends on whether p is suciently large[23]. Given the large number of possible combinations of parameter values, exhaustive testing of all the combination... |

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Expert network: E ective and e cient learning from human decisions in text categorization and retrieval
- Yang
- 1994
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Citation Context ...tigations on suitable choices of these parameter values were reported in previous papers where the main observations were that the performance of kNN is relatively stable for a large range of k values=-=[22]-=-, and that satisfactory performance of LLSF depends on whether p is su ciently large[23]. Given the large number of possible combinations of parameter values, exhaustive testing of all the combination... |

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Context-sensitive learning metods for text categorization
- Cohen, Singer
- 1999
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Citation Context ...ledge or training. The Reuters Apte set has the densest column where the results of eight systems are available. Although the document counts reported by di erent researchers are somewhat inconsistent=-=[1, 2]-=- 4 , the di erences are relatively small compared to the size of the corpus (i.e., at most 21 miscounted out of over ten thousands training documents, and at most 7 miscounted out of over three thousa... |

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Document ltering for fast ranking
- Persin
- 1994
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Citation Context ...he scaling problem in kNN can be reduced to the scaling problem in on-line document ranking, for which anumber of techniques have been studied in the literature, including partial indexing and ranking=-=[15, 2]-=-, document clustering[8], dimensionality reduction[27] and parallel computing[4]. 6. Conclusions The following conclusions are reached from this study: Comparative evaluation across methods and experi... |

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A linear least squares ¯t mapping method for information retrieval from natural language texts
- Yang, Chute
- 1992
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Citation Context ... consequently, Rocchio does not perform well when the documents belonging to a category naturally form separate clusters. LLSF stands for Linear Least Squares Fit, a mapping approach developed by Yang=-=[25]-=-. A multivariate regression model is automatically learned from a training set of documents and their categories. The training data are represented in the form of input/output vector pairs where the i... |

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Une approche de la cat'egorisation de textes par l'apprentissage symbolique
- Moulinier
- 1996
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Citation Context ...or Reuters news stories[6]. 2. Decision tree (DTree) algorithms for classi cation[9, 11]. 3. A naiveBayes model (NaiveBayes) for classi cation where word independence is assumed in category prediction=-=[9, 10]-=-. 1Table 1. Data collections examination using WORD, kNN and LLSF in category ranking Corpus Set UniqCate TrainDoc TestDos (labelled) WORD kNN LLSF CONSTRUE* 182 21,450 723 (80%) .28 .80 - CONSTRUE.2... |

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Document for fast ranking
- Persin
- 1994
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Citation Context ...e scaling problem in kNN can be reduced to the scaling problem in on-line document ranking, for which a number of techniques have been studied in the literature, including partial indexing and ranking=-=[15, 2]-=-, document clustering[8], dimensionality reduction[27] and parallel computing[4]. 6. Conclusions The following conclusions are reached from this study: Comparative evaluation across methods and expe... |

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Alisair Mo at. The design of a high performance information ltering system
- Bell
- 1996
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Citation Context ...he scaling problem in kNN can be reduced to the scaling problem in on-line document ranking, for which anumber of techniques have been studied in the literature, including partial indexing and ranking=-=[15, 2]-=-, document clustering[8], dimensionality reduction[27] and parallel computing[4]. 6. Conclusions The following conclusions are reached from this study: Comparative evaluation across methods and experi... |

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The design of a high performance information system
- Bell, Moat
- 1996
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Citation Context ...e scaling problem in kNN can be reduced to the scaling problem in on-line document ranking, for which a number of techniques have been studied in the literature, including partial indexing and ranking=-=[15, 2]-=-, document clustering[8], dimensionality reduction[27] and parallel computing[4]. 6. Conclusions The following conclusions are reached from this study: Comparative evaluation across methods and expe... |