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Thu Nov 11 2010

Disc: Term Frequency Weighting Choices

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        1.     Leslie Barrett , Term Frequency Weighting Choices

Message 1: Term Frequency Weighting Choices
Date: 09-Nov-2010
From: Leslie Barrett <lbarrett29hotmail.com>
Subject: Term Frequency Weighting Choices
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I am trying to decide whether to use a square-root-based term-frequency
weight or a variable weight based on the maximum term frequency in the
document (log-based weighting won't work for me because it isn't sensitive
enough to changes on the small end of the scale). I am using a corpus of
non-thematic documents, highly variable in length but none exceeding 10K
words. Has anyone either tried both on a similar corpus and has results
they could share or else does anyone know of any research comparing the
different weights on sample data? I would very much appreciate any advice.
Will post answers if appropriate.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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