Topic modeling

Topics in natural language processing don't exactly match the dictionary definition and correspond to more of a nebulous statistical concept. We speak of topic models and probability distributions of words linked to topics, as we know them. When we read a text, we expect certain words appearing in the title or the body of the text to capture the semantic context of the document. An article about Python programming will have words such as class and function, while a story about snakes will have words such as eggs and afraid. Documents usually have multiple topics, for instance, this recipe is about topic models and non-negative matrix factorization, which we will discuss shortly. We can, therefore, define an additive model for ...

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