Clustering scientific documents with topic modeling

C-K Yau, A Porter, N Newman, Arho Suominen (Corresponding Author)

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    Topic modeling is a type of statistical model for discovering the latent "topics" that occur in a collection of documents through machine learning. Currently, latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) is a popular and common modeling approach. In this paper, we investigate methods, including LDA and its extensions, for separating a set of scientific publications into several clusters. To evaluate the results, we generate a collection of documents that contain academic papers from several different fields and see whether papers in the same field will be clustered together. We explore potential scientometric applications of such text analysis capabilities
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)767-786
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Topic modeling
    • text analysis
    • latent dirichlet allocation


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