Topic Models for Data Mining
Dr. Tomoharu Iwata

This event took place on 13th July 2012 at 12:00pm (11:00 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

A topic model is a probabilistic generative model for extracting a latent structure from discrete data such as text document. Topic models are successfully used in a wide variety of applications including information retrieval, collaborative filtering and image recognition. In this talk, first I will present basics of topic modelling, such as relations with other probabilistic models, and inference. Then, I will present three applications of topic modelling: social annotation data analysis, multi-scale dynamics analysis, and fashion coordinates recommendation, which I worked on recent years.

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