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Data Association for Topic Intensity Tracking (2006)

By: Andreas Krause, Jure Leskovec, and Carlos Guestrin

Abstract: We present a unified model of what was traditionally viewed as two separate tasks: data association and intensity tracking of multiple topics over time. In the data association part, the task is to assign a topic (a class) to each data point, and the intensity tracking part models the bursts and changes in intensities of topics over time. Our approach to this problem combines an extension of Factorial Hidden Markov models for topic intensity tracking with exponential order statistics for implicit data association. Experiments on text and email datasets show that the interplay of classification and topic intensity tracking improves the accuracy of both classification and intensity tracking. Even a little noise in topic assignments can mislead the traditional algorithms. However, our approach detects correct topic intensities even with 30

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Andreas Krause, Jure Leskovec, and Carlos Guestrin (2006). "Data Association for Topic Intensity Tracking." International conference on Machine learning (ICML). pdf long talk        
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AUTHOR = {Andreas Krause and Jure Leskovec and Carlos Guestrin},
TITLE = {Data Association for Topic Intensity Tracking},
BOOKTITLE = {International conference on Machine learning (ICML)},
month = {June},
YEAR = {2006},
wwwfilebase = {icml2006-krause-leskovec-guestrin},
wwwtopic = {Observation Selection},

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