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Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis by Nello Cristianini, John Shawe-Taylor

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Kernels for text

The last decade has seen an explosion of readily available digital text that has rendered attempts to analyse and classify by hand infeasible. As a result automatic processing of natural language text documents has become a main research interest of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer science in general. It is probably fair to say that after multivariate data, natural language text is the most important data format for applications. Its particular characteristics therefore deserve specific attention.

We will see how well-known techniques from Information Retrieval (IR), such as the rich class of vector space models, can ...

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