Topic Detection and Tracking

Topic Detection and Tracking

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The purposeofthis book is to providea recordofthe stateofthe art in Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) in a single place. Research in TDT has been going on for about five years, and publications related to it are scattered all over the place as technical reports, unpublished manuscripts, or in numerous conference proceedings. The third and fourth in a series of on-going TDT evaluations marked a turning point in the research. As such. it provides an excellent time to pause. review the state of the art. gather lessons learned, and describe the open challenges. This book is a collection oftechnical papers. As such, its primary audience is researchers interested in the the current state of TDT research, researchers who hope to leverage that work sothat theirown efforts can avoid pointlessduAs plication and false starts. It might also pointthem in the direction ofinteresting unsolved problems within the area. The book is also of interest to practitionAs ers in fields that are related to TDT--e.g., Information Retrieval. Automatic Speech Recognition. Machine Learning, Information Extraction, and so on. In thosecases, TDTmay provide arich application domain for theirown research, or it might address similarenough problems that some lessons learned can be tweaked slightly to answer-perhaps partiallY-This collection of technical papers from leading researchers in the field not only provides several chapters devoted to the research program and its evaluation paradigm, but also presents the most current research results and describes some ...

Title:Topic Detection and Tracking
Author:James Allan
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2002-02-28


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