Keywords lie far from the mean of all words in local vector space

21 Aug 2020  ·  Eirini Papagiannopoulou, Grigorios Tsoumakas, Apostolos N. Papadopoulos ·

Keyword extraction is an important document process that aims at finding a small set of terms that concisely describe a document's topics. The most popular state-of-the-art unsupervised approaches belong to the family of the graph-based methods that build a graph-of-words and use various centrality measures to score the nodes (candidate keywords). In this work, we follow a different path to detect the keywords from a text document by modeling the main distribution of the document's words using local word vector representations. Then, we rank the candidates based on their position in the text and the distance between the corresponding local vectors and the main distribution's center. We confirm the high performance of our approach compared to strong baselines and state-of-the-art unsupervised keyword extraction methods, through an extended experimental study, investigating the properties of the local representations.

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