A Comparative Study of Features for Keyphrase Extraction

Histogram indicating the number of documents vs the number of keyphrases

Keyphrases are short phrases that reflect the main topic of a document. Because manually annotating documents with keyphrases is a time-consuming process, several automatic approaches have been developed. Typically, candidate phrases are extracted using features such as position or frequency in the document text. Many different features have been suggested, and have been used individually or in combination. However, it is not clear which of these features are most informative for this task.

We address this issue in the context of keyphrase extraction from scientific literature. We introduce a new corpus that consists of fulltext journal articles and is substantially larger than data sets used in previous work. In addition, the rich collection and document structure available at the publishing stage is explicitly annotated. We suggest new features based on this structure and compare them to existing features, analyzing how the different features capture different aspects the keyphrase extraction task.

  • [PDF] K. Hofmann, M. Tsagkias, E. Meij, and M. de Rijke, “The impact of document structure on keyphrase extraction,” in Proceedings of the 18th acm conference on information and knowledge management, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{CIKM:2009:hofmann,
    Author = {Hofmann, Katja and Tsagkias, Manos and Meij, Edgar and de Rijke, Maarten},
    Booktitle = {Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Information and knowledge management},
    Date-Added = {2011-10-12 18:31:55 +0200},
    Date-Modified = {2012-10-30 08:42:45 +0000},
    Series = {CIKM 2009},
    Title = {The impact of document structure on keyphrase extraction},
    Year = {2009},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1645953.1646215}}

 

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