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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: newbie intro
Date Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:48:12 GMT
One of the clustering algorithms has a patch that should have some
at-least-ok key phrase extraction.  Shashi was digging into that.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:54 PM, Isabel Drost <> wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:58:05 -0700 (PDT)
> jakobitsch juergen <> wrote:
> > - could someone point me into the right direction for basic intro
> > into keyphrase extraction using mahout
> So far I am not aware of people using Mahout for key-phrase extraction.
> I am not myself familiar with kea but know of people on-list having
> experience with kea. Would be interesting to read their comments as
> well.
> There are a few publications available online that deal with training a
> classifier to identify key-phrases. Basically the general approach
> would be to first manually label a set of "good" and "bad" phrases.
> Next one would have to come up with features describing these phrases
> and training a classifier on this example set.
> Mahout does come with a set of classification algorithms, but has no
> full-featured end-to-end solution for the problem of key-phrase
> identification. You would still need to manually label example phrases,
> come up with a good feature set and integrate the Mahout training
> algorithms into your software.
> Isabel

Ted Dunning, CTO

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