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Making Sense: Extracting Meaning from Text

Making Sense: Extracting Meaning from Text

Making Sense: Extracting Meaning from Text by Matching Terms and Entities to Ontologies and Concepts Text analytics is the means by which computer algorithms can extract meaning and useful insights from raw text sources. This can have enormous impact in realms such as marketing, business intelligence, and political campaigns. However, text analytics is one of the toughest challenges in predictive analytics. The reason why this is so hard? It’s because – when done right – text analytics must effectively connect…

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Novelty Detection in Text Corpora

Novelty Detection in Text Corpora

Detecting Novelty Using Text Analytics Detecting novel events – new words, meaning new events – is one of the most important text analytics tasks, and is an important step towards predictive analytics using text mining. On July 24, 2015, The New York Times (and many other news sources) published an article identifying potential inclusion of classified information in the emails which Hillary Clinton had sent via private email and stored on her private email server. How would we use text…

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Survey of Text Mining II: Cluster-Preserving Dimension Reduction Methods (Chapter 1)

Survey of Text Mining II: Cluster-Preserving Dimension Reduction Methods (Chapter 1)

Some time ago, I promised a colleague a review of an excellent book’ Survey of Text Mining II: Clustering, Classification, and Retrieval, edited by Michael W. Berry and Malu Castellanos. Overall, this book would serve well as the basis for a one-semester graduate course in specialized methods for (textual) data analytics. It presupposes an expert’s (or at least a solid journeyman’s) understanding of basic algorithms along with the issues of textual data mining / analytics. Each chapter presents a new…

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