Textual data summarization using the Self-Organized Co-Clustering model


Séminaire Données et Aléatoire Théorie & Applications

3/06/2021 - 14:00 Margot Selosse (Inria Thoth) Zoom https://www-ljk.imag.fr/membres/Julien.Chevallier/seminaire.html

Recently, different studies have demonstrated the use of co-clustering, a data mining technique which simultaneously produces row-clusters of observations and column-clusters of features. Our work introduces a novel co-clustering model to easily summarize textual data in a document-term format. In addition to highlighting homogeneous co-clusters as other existing algorithms do, we also distinguish noisy co-clusters from significant co-clusters, which is particularly useful for sparse document-term matrices. Furthermore, our model proposes a structure among the significant co-clusters, thus providing improved interpretability to users. The approach proposed contends with state-of-the-art methods for document and term clustering and offers user-friendly results. The model relies on the Poisson distribution and on a constrained version of the Latent Block Model, which is a probabilistic approach for co-clustering. A Stochastic Expectation-Maximization algorithm is proposed to run the model's inference as well as a model selection criterion to choose the number of co-clusters. Both simulated and real data sets illustrate the efficiency of this model by its ability to easily identify relevant co-clusters.

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