Guiding supervised topic modeling for content based tag recommendation

Yong Wu, Shengqu Xi, Yuan Yao, Feng Xu, Hanghang Tong, Jian Lu

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Automatically recommending suitable tags for online content is a necessary task for better information organization and retrieval. In this article, we propose a generative model SIMWORD for the tag recommendation problem on textual content. The key observation of our model is that the tags and their relevant/similar words may have appeared in the corresponding content. In particular, we first empirically verify this observation in real data sets, and then design a supervised topic model which is guided by the above observation for tag recommendation. Experimental evaluations demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms several existing methods in terms of recommendation accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-489
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Nov 7 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Generative model
  • Relevant words
  • Similar words
  • Supervised topic modeling
  • Tag recommendation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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