Title

Hierarchical Text Classification Methods and their Specification

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

3-2003

Abstract

Hierarchical text classification refers to assigning text documents to the categories in a given category tree based on their content. With large number of categories organized as a tree, hierarchical text classification helps users to find information more quickly and accurately. Nevertheless, hierarchical text classification methods in the past have often been constructed in a proprietary manner. The construction steps often involve human efforts and are not completely automated. In this chapter, we therefore propose a specification language known as HCL (Hierarchical Classification Language). HCL is designed to describe a hierarchical classification method including the definition of a category tree and training of classifiers associated with the categories. Using HCL, a hierarchical classification method can be materialized easily with the help of a method generator system.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Cooperative Internet Computing

Editor

Alvin Toong Shoon Chan, et al

First Page

236

Last Page

256

ISBN

9781402074196

Identifier

10.1007/978-1-4615-0435-1_14

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Boston

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0435-1_14