Synthesizing composite topic structure trees for multiple domain specific documents

Kan, Min-Yen; McKeown, Kathleen; Klavans, Judith L.

Domain specific texts often have implicit rules on content and organization. We introduce a novel method for synthesizing this topical structure. The system uses corpus examples and recursively merges their topics to build a hierarchical tree. A subjective cross domain evaluation showed that the system performed well in combining related topics and in highlighting important ones.



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Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-003-01
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April 22, 2011