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Topic Modeling GUI

a web application for exploring and visualizing topics discovered within text content using the statistical method of topic modeling (possibly a wrapper for Mallet - http://mallet.cs.umass.edu/ - a common topic modeling tool). Aimed at technical novices unable to use Mallet’s command-line tools.

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Submitted by frazer.11 8 months ago

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  1. Cheese

    8 months ago
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  2. You can look at Mimno's jsLDA as a possible guide:

    https://github.com/mimno/jsLDA

    8 months ago
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  3. There's this already: http://code.google.com/p/topic-modeling-tool/ which works quite well (wrapper for Mallet) though it could use improvement with more parameters, diagnostics, maybe also output where composition is in a matrix of docs by topics. Anyway, the tool does nice HTML output of the results, but maybe some more visualizations would be nice...?

    8 months ago
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  4. A possible application of or related project to this is automatic hashtagging of tweets based on topic analysis of tweet and/or target text. One use of that is to allow users much better, fine-grained tuning of trackers and filters based on hashtags. I suggested this concept of "signal-honing" by hashtag in a Twitter discussion at https://twitter.com/tmccormick/status/335930832730611713.

    8 months ago
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  5. Good visualization could really increase the usefulness of topic modeling. Great Idea.

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  6. Is the obstacle to topic modeling that it's not user-friendly enough, or is it that we still to this day do not have a persuasive theorization of what a topic actually is? I think it's the second one. If y'all run a "one week one theoretical problem," I'd vote for "what in FSM's tasty marinara-covered name is a topic."

    8 months ago
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