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Using Deep Learning for Title-Based Semantic Subject Indexing to Reach Competitive Performance to Full-Text

Mai, Florian and Galke, Lukas and Scherp, Ansgar (2018) Using Deep Learning for Title-Based Semantic Subject Indexing to Reach Competitive Performance to Full-Text. In: 18th ACM/IEEE on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2018-06-03 - 2018-06-07, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

For (semi-)automated subject indexing systems in digital libraries, it is often more practical to use metadata such as the title of a publication instead of the full-text or the abstract. Therefore, it is desirable to have good text mining and text classification algorithms that operate well already on the title of a publication. So far, the classification performance on titles is not competitive with the performance on the full-texts if the same number of training samples is used for training. However, it is much easier to obtain title data in large quantities and to use it for training than full-text data. In this paper, we investigate the question how models obtained from training on increasing amounts of title training data compare to models from training on a constant number of full-texts. We evaluate this question on a large-scale dataset from the medical domain (PubMed) and from economics (EconBiz). In these datasets, the titles and annotations of millions of publications are available, and they outnumber the available full-texts by a factor of 20 and 15, respectively. To exploit these large amounts of data to their full potential, we develop three strong deep learning classifiers and evaluate their performance on the two datasets. The results are promising. On the EconBiz dataset, all three classifiers outperform their full-text counterparts by a large margin. The best title-based classifier outperforms the best full-text method by 9.4%. On the PubMed dataset, the best title-based method almost reaches the performance of the best full-text classifier, with a difference of only 2.9%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - JCDL '18
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 10:54
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 10:54
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24367

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