Boost Multi-class sLDA Model for Text Classification

  • Maciej JankowskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10841)


Text classification is an important problem in Natural Language Processing. It differs from many other classification tasks by the large number of features that have to be used during training. One of the solution for reducing dimensionality of feature space, is the usage of Latent Dirichlet Allocation. After this step, the smaller problem can be solved using standard classifiers. In [11], authors propose combination of LDA and Softmax classifier called Multi-class sLDA, that does both tasks simultaneously. However, to use the method, we have to choose a number of topics - hyperparameter of the model. This step requires analysis and human supervision. In this paper, we propose Boost Multi-class sLDAmodel, based on ensemble of many Multi-class sLDA models, that does not require the choice of topic number. Moreover, our model achieves significantly better classification accuracy, than Multi-class sLDA for any number of topics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of CyberneticsMilitary University of Technology in WarsawWarsawPoland

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