Scalable and Robust Construction of Topical Hierarchies

13 Mar 2014  ·  Chi Wang, Xueqing Liu, Yanglei Song, Jiawei Han ·

Automated generation of high-quality topical hierarchies for a text collection is a dream problem in knowledge engineering with many valuable applications. In this paper a scalable and robust algorithm is proposed for constructing a hierarchy of topics from a text collection. We divide and conquer the problem using a top-down recursive framework, based on a tensor orthogonal decomposition technique. We solve a critical challenge to perform scalable inference for our newly designed hierarchical topic model. Experiments with various real-world datasets illustrate its ability to generate robust, high-quality hierarchies efficiently. Our method reduces the time of construction by several orders of magnitude, and its robust feature renders it possible for users to interactively revise the hierarchy.

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