Semi-supervised Nonnegative Matrix Factorization for Microblog Clustering Based on Term Correlation

  • Huifang Ma
  • Meihuizi Jia
  • YaKai Shi
  • Zhanjun Hao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8709)


Clustering microblogs is very important in many web applications. In this paper, we propose a semi-supervised Nonnegative Matrix Factorization clustering method based on term correlation. The key idea is to explore term correlation data, which well captures the semantic information for term weighting. We then formulate microblog clustering problem as a non-negative matrix factorization using word-level constraints. Empirical study of real-world dataset shows the superior performance of our framework in handling noisy and short microblogs.


Semi-supervised Clustering Microblogs Term correlation matrix Nonnegative Matrix Factorization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huifang Ma
    • 1
  • Meihuizi Jia
    • 1
  • YaKai Shi
    • 1
  • Zhanjun Hao
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and EngineeringNorthwest Normal UniversityLanzhouChina

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