Arabic Language Text Classification Using Dependency Syntax-Based Feature Selection

17 Oct 2014  ·  Yannis Haralambous, Yassir Elidrissi, Philippe Lenca ·

We study the performance of Arabic text classification combining various techniques: (a) tfidf vs. dependency syntax, for feature selection and weighting; (b) class association rules vs. support vector machines, for classification. The Arabic text is used in two forms: rootified and lightly stemmed... The results we obtain show that lightly stemmed text leads to better performance than rootified text; that class association rules are better suited for small feature sets obtained by dependency syntax constraints; and, finally, that support vector machines are better suited for large feature sets based on morphological feature selection criteria. read more

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