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Topic discovery with Sampled Min-Hashing

Getting started

Requirements

  • Python 2.7
  • scikit-learn
  • NumPy
  • NLTK (with punkt, averaged_perceptron_tagger and wordnet)
  • Sampled-MinHashing

Installation

Install dependencies (use sudo for system-wide installation):

pip install sklearn nltk

Download NLTK's required resources by doing:

python -m nltk.downloader punkt averaged_perceptron_tagger wordnet

Install Sampled-MinHashing (see README at https://github.com/gibranfp/Sampled-MinHashing).

Corpora

It will download the followind resources/corpora using 'scripts/prepare_db.sh':

  • 20 Newsgroups
  • English Wikipedia
  • Spanish Wikipedia
  • If you have access to a copy of the Reuters corpus, the script will prompt you to add the path to it.

Running experiments

To run the experiments, from the main directory:

bash scripts/prepare_db.sh -a
bash scripts/run_all.sh

Sample Topics

These are some sample topics discovered from20 Newsgroups, Reuters, and English and Spanish Wikipedia (see directory for complete lists of topics).

20 Newsgroups**
religion, atheist, religious, atheism, belief, christian, faith, argument, bear, catholic
os, cpu, pc, memory, windows, microsoft, price, fast, late, manager
game, season, team, play, score, minnesota, win, move, league, playoff
rfc, crypt, cryptography, hash, snefru, verification, communication, privacy, answers, signature
decision, president, department, justice, attorney, question, official, responsibility, yesterday, conversation
Reuters (Top 10 words)
point, index, market, high, stock, close, end, share, trade, rise
voter, election, poll, party, opinion, prime, seat, candidate, presidential, hold
play, team, match, game, win, season, cup, couch, final, champion
wrongful, fujisaki, nicole, acquit, ronald, jury, juror, hiroshi, murder, petrocelli
spongiform, encephalopathy, bovine, jakob, creutzfeldt, mad, cow, wasting, cjd, bse
Spanish Wikipedia
religion, atheist, religious, atheism, belief, christian, faith, argument, bear, catholic
os, cpu, pc, memory, windows, microsoft, price, fast, late, manager
game, season, team, play, score, minnesota, win, move, league, playoff
rfc, crypt, cryptography, hash, snefru, verification, communication, privacy, answers, signature
decision, president, department, justice, attorney, question, official, responsibility, yesterday, conversation
English Wikipedia (Top 10 words)
religion, atheist, religious, atheism, belief, christian, faith, argument, bear, catholic
os, cpu, pc, memory, windows, microsoft, price, fast, late, manager
game, season, team, play, score, minnesota, win, move, league, playoff
rfc, crypt, cryptography, hash, snefru, verification, communication, privacy, answers, signature
decision, president, department, justice, attorney, question, official, responsibility, yesterday, conversation

References

@Article{smh_topics2019,
  author = {Gibran Fuentes-Pineda and Ivan Vladimir Meza-Ruiz},
  title = {Topic discovery in massive text corpora based on Min-Hashing},
  journal = {Expert Systems with Applications},
  volume = {136},
  pages = {62--72},
  year = {2019},
}
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