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JSW 2014 Vol.9(3): 668-675 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.3.668-675

Incorporating Content and Time Features for Chinese Story Subtopic Identification

Zhaoman Zhong1, Cunhua Li1, Hongwei Dai2
1School of Computer Engineering, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang, China
2Jiangsu Marine Resources Development Research Institute, Lianyungang, China


Abstract—Subtopic is the division for a topic again, and it is a novel research direction compared with topic. Subtopic identification is the foundation for analysis of topic evolution relations. In this paper, we propose a novel method of Chinese story subtopic identification incorporating content and time features. We focus on analysis of subtopic content features of the story, and study the computation of subtopic word weights, the dimension reduction of subtopic words and the extraction of subtopic names. Five topics including 20 subtopics are used to implement the experiment. Experimental results show that the performance of the method proposed is better than the existing subtopic identification methods.

Index Terms—subtopic identification, content features, time features, subtopic name extraction

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Cite: Zhaoman Zhong, Cunhua Li, Hongwei Dai, "Incorporating Content and Time Features for Chinese Story Subtopic Identification," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 668-675, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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