Paper: Are School-of-thought Words Characterizable?

ACL ID P13-2143
Title Are School-of-thought Words Characterizable?
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2013

School of thought analysis is an important yet not-well-elaborated scientific knowledge dis- covery task. This paper makes the first attempt at this problem. We focus on one aspect of the problem: do characteristic school-of-thought words exist and whether they are characteriza- ble? To answer these questions, we propose a probabilistic generative School-Of-Thought (SOT) model to simulate the scientific author- ing process based on several assumptions. SOT defines a school of thought as a distribution of topics and assumes that authors determine the school of thought for each sentence before choosing words to deliver scientific ideas. SOT distinguishes between two types of school-of- thought words for either the general back- ground of a school of thought or the original ideas ...