User-concerned actionable hot topic mining : enhancing interpretability via semantic–syntactic association matrix factorization

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-65
Journal / PublicationJournal of Electronic Business & Digital Economics
Volume1
Issue number1/2
Online published13 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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Abstract

Purpose - Mining user-concerned actionable and interpretable hot topics will help management departments fully grasp the latest events and make timely decisions. Existing topic models primarily integrate word embedding and matrix decomposition, which only generates keyword-based hot topics with weak interpretability, making it difficult to meet the specific needs of users. Mining phrase-based hot topics with syntactic dependency structure have been proven to model structure information effectively. A key challenge lies in the effective integration of the above information into the hot topic mining process.

Design/methodology/approach - This paper proposes the nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF)-based hot topic mining method, semantics syntax-assisted hot topic model (SSAHM), which combines semantic association and syntactic dependency structure. First, a semantic–syntactic component association matrix is constructed. Then, the matrix is used as a constraint condition to be incorporated into the block coordinate descent (BCD)-based matrix decomposition process. Finally, a hot topic information-driven phrase extraction algorithm is applied to describe hot topics.

Findings - The efficacy of the developed model is demonstrated on two real-world datasets, and the effects of dependency structure information on different topics are compared. The qualitative examples further explain the application of the method in real scenarios.

Originality/value - Most prior research focuses on keyword-based hot topics. Thus, the literature is advanced by mining phrase-based hot topics with syntactic dependency structure, which can effectively analyze the semantics. The development of syntactic dependency structure considering the combination of word order and part-of-speech (POS) is a step forward as word order, and POS are only separately utilized in the prior literature. Ignoring this synergy may miss important information, such as grammatical structure coherence and logical relations between syntactic components. © Linzi Wang, Qiudan Li, Jingjun David Xu and Minjie Yuan. Published in Journal of Electronic Business & Digital Economics. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited.

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  • Phrase-based hot topic mining, User-concerned action element, Word embedding, Matrix factorization

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User-concerned actionable hot topic mining: enhancing interpretability via semantic–syntactic association matrix factorization. / Wang, Linzi; Li, Qiudan; Xu, Jingjun David et al.
In: Journal of Electronic Business & Digital Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1/2, 2022, p. 50-65.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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