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Citation Context ...word z ∼ ϕz. The probability of the observed word-document pair (d, w) can be obtained by marginalization over latent topics P(d, w) = ρ(d) ∑ θd(z)ϕz(w). z The Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm =-=[10]-=- is used to calculate maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters. This will lead to ρ(d) being proportional to the length of document d. As a result, the interesting parts of the model are the dis... |

5119 | Stochastic Relaxation, Gibbs Distributions and the Bayesian Restoration of Images
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Citation Context ...er review Mp3 players 3,872 69,986 1,596,866 412.4 Hotels 32,861 264,844 4,456,972 135.6 Restaurants 32,563 136,906 2,513,986 77.2 Gibbs sampling is an example of a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm =-=[13]-=-. It is used to produce a sample from a joint distribution when only conditional distributions of each variable can be efficiently computed. In Gibbs sampling, variables are sequentially sampled from ... |

4363 | Latent dirichlet allocation
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- 2003
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Citation Context ...s. In particular, we focus on unsupervised models for extracting these aspects. The model we describe can extend both Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis [17] and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) =-=[3]-=- – both of which are state-of-the-art topic models. We start by showing that standard topic modeling methods, such as LDA and PLSA, do not model the appropriate aspects of user reviews. In particular,... |

3778 | Indexing by latent semantic analysis
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Citation Context ...m 2 http://www.tripadvisor.com 22.1 PLSA & LDA Unsupervised topic modeling has been an area of active research since the PLSA method was proposed in [17] as a probabilistic variant of the LSA method =-=[9]-=-, the approach widely used in information retrieval to perform dimensionality reduction of documents. PLSA uses the aspect model [28] to define a generative model of a document. It assumes that the do... |

1103 |
Finding scientific topics.
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Citation Context ... model notation. LDA has only two parameters, α and β, 3 which prevents it from overfitting. Unfortunately exact inference in such model is intractable and various approximations have been considered =-=[3, 22, 14]-=-. Originally, the variational EM approach was proposed in [3], which instead of generating ϕ from Dirichlet priors, a point estimates of distributions ϕ are used and approximate inference in the resul... |

1101 | Thumbs up? Sentiment Classification using Machine Learning Techniques. In:
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- 2002
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Citation Context ... problem in this domain is sentiment and opinion classification. This is the task of classifying a text as being either subjective or objective, or with having positive, negative or neutral sentiment =-=[33, 24, 30]-=-. However, the sentiment of online user reviews is often provided by the user. As such, a more interesting problem is to adapt sentiment classifiers to blogs and discussion forums to extract additiona... |

835 |
Mining and summarizing customer reviews.
- Hu, Liu
- 2004
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Citation Context ... of objects from online user reviews. Extracting such aspects is an important challenge in automatically mining product opinions from the web and in generating opinion-based summaries of user reviews =-=[18, 19, 7, 12, 26, 34, 20]-=-. Our models are based on extensions to standard topic modeling methods such as LDA and PLSA to induce multi-grain topics. We argue that multi-grain models are more appropriate for our task since stan... |

629 | Distributional clustering of English words
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- 1993
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Citation Context ...he distributions of topics in each document. The number of parameters grows linear with the size of the corpus which leads to overfitting. A regularized version of the EM algorithm, Tempered EM (TEM) =-=[25]-=-, is normally used in practice. Along with the need to combat overfitting by using appropriately chosen regularization parameters, the main drawback of the PLSA method is that it is inherently transdu... |

618 | Unsupervised learning by probabilistic latent semantic analysis.
- Hofmann
- 2001
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Citation Context ... ratable aspect extraction from user reviews. In particular, we focus on unsupervised models for extracting these aspects. The model we describe can extend both Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis =-=[17]-=- and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) [3] – both of which are state-of-the-art topic models. We start by showing that standard topic modeling methods, such as LDA and PLSA, do not model the appropria... |

401 | Etzioni. “Extracting Product Features and Opinions from Reviews,”
- Popescu
- 2005
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Citation Context ... of objects from online user reviews. Extracting such aspects is an important challenge in automatically mining product opinions from the web and in generating opinion-based summaries of user reviews =-=[18, 19, 7, 12, 26, 34, 20]-=-. Our models are based on extensions to standard topic modeling methods such as LDA and PLSA to induce multi-grain topics. We argue that multi-grain models are more appropriate for our task since stan... |

336 | Supervised topic models
- Blei, McAuliffe
- 2008
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Citation Context ...on 2 and confirmed in the empirical experiments, modeling co-occurrences at the document level is not sufficient. Very recently another approach for joint sentiment and topic modeling was proposed in =-=[4]-=-. They propose a supervised LDA (sLDA) model which tries to infer topics appropriate for use in a given classification or regression problem. As an application they consider prediction of the overall ... |

287 | Hierarchical topic models and the nested chinese restaurant process.
- Blei, Jordan, et al.
- 2004
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Citation Context ...ed by any unsupervised model as the overlap in the vocabulary describing these aspects in different cuisines is small. 8 One approach to address this problem is to attempt hierarchical topic modeling =-=[2, 21]-=-. 4.2 Quantitative Experiments 4.2.1 Data and Problem Set-up Topic models are typically evaluated quantitatively using measures like likelihood on held-out data [17, 3, 16]. However, likelihood does n... |

222 | Pranking with ranking.
- Crammer, Singer
- 2002
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Citation Context ...r each of 6 aspects: check-in, service, value, location, rooms, and cleanliness. The reviews were automatically sentence split and tokenized. The multi-aspect rater we used was the PRanking algorithm =-=[8]-=-, which is a perceptron-based online learning method. The PRanking algorithm scores each input feature vector x ∈ R m with a linear classifier, scorei(x) = wi · x Where scorei is the score and wi the ... |

192 | Mining Opinion Features in Customer Reviews,
- Hu, Liu
- 2004
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Citation Context ...rest. A key point of note is that our topic model approach is orthogonal to most of the methods mentioned above. For example, the topic model can be used to help cluster explicit aspects extracted by =-=[18, 19, 27]-=- or used to improve the recall of knowledge driven approaches that require domain specific ontologies [7] or labeled data [36]. A closely related model to ours is that of Mei et al. [21] which perform... |

181 | Pachinko Allocation: Dag-Structure Mixture Model of Topic Correlations.
- Li, McCallum
- 2006
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Citation Context ... We should note a fundamental difference between MGLDA and other methods that model topics at different levels or granularities such as hierarchical topic models like hLDA [2] and Pachinko Allocation =-=[20, 22]-=-. MG-LDA topics are multi-grain with respect to the context that they were derived from, e.g., document level or sentence level. Hierarchical topic models instead model semantic interactions between t... |

181 | Topic sentiment mixture: modeling facets and opinions in weblogs.
- Mei, Ling, et al.
- 2007
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Citation Context ...n their system. 12or used to improve the recall of knowledge driven approaches that require domain specific ontologies [7] or labeled data [34]. A closely related model to ours is that of Mei et al. =-=[20]-=- which performs joint topic and sentiment modeling of collections. Their Topic-Sentiment Model (TSM) is essentially equivalent to the PLSA aspect model with two additional topics. 12 One of these topi... |

180 | Integrating topics and syntax
- Griffiths, Steyvers, et al.
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Citation Context ...e a sufficient co-occurrence domain, and it is known that LDA and PLSA behave badly when applied to very short documents. Though this problem can be addressed by explicitly modeling topic transitions =-=[5, 15, 32, 31, 27, 16]-=-, but these topic n-gram models are considerably more computationally expensive. Also, like LDA and PLSA, they will not be able to distinguish between topics corresponding to ratable aspects and globa... |

157 | Expectation-propagation for the generative aspect model,”
- Minka, Lafferty
- 2002
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Citation Context ... model notation. LDA has only two parameters, α and β, 3 which prevents it from overfitting. Unfortunately exact inference in such model is intractable and various approximations have been considered =-=[3, 22, 14]-=-. Originally, the variational EM approach was proposed in [3], which instead of generating ϕ from Dirichlet priors, a point estimates of distributions ϕ are used and approximate inference in the resul... |

146 | Learning Subjective Adjectives from Corpora.
- Wiebe
- 2000
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Citation Context ... problem in this domain is sentiment and opinion classification. This is the task of classifying a text as being either subjective or objective, or with having positive, negative or neutral sentiment =-=[33, 24, 30]-=-. However, the sentiment of online user reviews is often provided by the user. As such, a more interesting problem is to adapt sentiment classifiers to blogs and discussion forums to extract additiona... |

111 | Movie review mining and summarization,”
- Zhuang, Jing, et al.
- 2006
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Citation Context ... of objects from online user reviews. Extracting such aspects is an important challenge in automatically mining product opinions from the web and in generating opinion-based summaries of user reviews =-=[18, 19, 7, 12, 26, 34, 20]-=-. Our models are based on extensions to standard topic modeling methods such as LDA and PLSA to induce multi-grain topics. We argue that multi-grain models are more appropriate for our task since stan... |

94 | Aggregate and mixed-order Markov models for statistical language processing, in:
- Saul, Pereira
- 1997
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Citation Context ...d was proposed in [17] as a probabilistic variant of the LSA method [9], the approach widely used in information retrieval to perform dimensionality reduction of documents. PLSA uses the aspect model =-=[28]-=- to define a generative model of a document. It assumes that the document is generated using a mixture of K topics, where the mixture coefficients are chosen individually for each document. The model ... |

87 | Hidden topic markov models.
- Gruber, Rosen-Zvi, et al.
- 2007
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Citation Context ...e a sufficient co-occurrence domain, and it is known that LDA and PLSA behave badly when applied to very short documents. Though this problem can be addressed by explicitly modeling topic transitions =-=[5, 15, 32, 31, 27, 16]-=-, but these topic n-gram models are considerably more computationally expensive. Also, like LDA and PLSA, they will not be able to distinguish between topics corresponding to ratable aspects and globa... |

84 | Multiple aspect ranking using the good grief algorithm.
- Snyder, Barzilay
- 2007
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Citation Context ...er correlated with ratable aspects of an object. For the quantitative analysis we will show that the topics generated from the multi-grained topic model can significantly improve multi-aspect ranking =-=[29]-=-, which attempts to rate the sentiment of individual aspects from the text of user reviews in a supervised setting. The rest of the paper is structured as follows. Section 2 begins with a review of th... |

82 | Pulse: Mining customer opinions from free text.
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- 2005
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80 | A cross-collection mixture model for comparative text mining.
- Zhai, Velivelli, et al.
- 2004
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Citation Context ...d Moreno [5] also uses windows, but their windows are not overlapping and, therefore, it is a priori known from which window a word is going to be sampled. An approach related to ours is described in =-=[35]-=-. They consider discovery of topics from a set of comparable text collections. Their cross-collection mixture model discovers cross-collection topics and a sub-topic of each crosscollection topic for ... |

79 | Unsupervised topic modelling for multi-party spoken discourse.
- Purver, Kording, et al.
- 2006
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Citation Context ...e a sufficient co-occurrence domain, and it is known that LDA and PLSA behave badly when applied to very short documents. Though this problem can be addressed by explicitly modeling topic transitions =-=[5, 15, 32, 31, 27, 16]-=-, but these topic n-gram models are considerably more computationally expensive. Also, like LDA and PLSA, they will not be able to distinguish between topics corresponding to ratable aspects and globa... |

68 | Topic segmentation with an aspect hidden Markov model”,
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- 2001
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64 | Mixtures of hierarchical topics with pachinko allocation.
- Mimno, Li, et al.
- 2007
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Citation Context ...ed by any unsupervised model as the overlap in the vocabulary describing these aspects in different cuisines is small. 8 One approach to address this problem is to attempt hierarchical topic modeling =-=[2, 21]-=-. 4.2 Quantitative Experiments 4.2.1 Data and Problem Set-up Topic models are typically evaluated quantitatively using measures like likelihood on held-out data [17, 3, 16]. However, likelihood does n... |

56 |
Extracting knowledge from evaluative text,”
- Carenini, Ng, et al.
- 2005
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51 | Multi-Document Summarization of Evaluative Text,‖
- Carenini, Ng, et al.
- 2006
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Citation Context ... blogs and discussion forums to extract additional opinions of products and services [23, 20]. Recently, there has been a focus on systems that produce fine-grained sentiment analysis of user reviews =-=[19, 26, 6, 34]-=-. As an example, consider hotel reviews. A standard hotel review will probably discuss such aspects of the hotel like cleanliness, rooms, location, staff, dining experience, business services, ameniti... |

49 | Exploring sentiment summarization.
- Beineke, Hastie, et al.
- 2004
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Citation Context ...ic to a single locale (e.g., Paris) and room topics often mixed with service, dining and hotel lobby terms. 5 Related Work Recently there has been a tremendous amount of work on summarizing sentiment =-=[1]-=- and in particular summarizing sentiment by extracting and aggregating sentiment over ratable aspects. There have been many methods proposed from unsupervised to fully supervised systems. In terms of ... |

27 | A Note on Topical N-grams
- Wang, McCallum
- 2005
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22 | The eigenrumor algorithm for ranking blogs. In
- Fujimura
- 2005
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Citation Context ...numerical product ratings in user reviews and helpfulness rankings in online discussion forums. This unique mix has led to the development of tailored mining and retrieval algorithms for such content =-=[18, 11, 23]-=-. In this study we focus on online user reviews that have been provided for products or services, e.g., electronics, hotels and restaurants. The most studied problem in this domain is sentiment and op... |

16 |
Topic modeling: Beyond bag of words
- Wallach
- 2006
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10 | Thumbs up or thumbs down? Sentiment orientation applied to unsupervised classification of reviews. - Turney - 2002 |