KEA: Practical Automated Keyphrase Extraction

KEA: Practical Automated Keyphrase Extraction

Ian H. Witten, Gordon W. Paynter, Eibe Frank, Carl Gutwin, Craig G. Nevill-Manning
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-441-5.ch008
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Keyphrases provide semantic metadata that summarize and characterize documents. This chapter describes Kea, an algorithm for automatically extracting keyphrases from text. Kea identifies candidate keyphrases using lexical methods, calculates feature values for each candidate, and uses a machine-learning algorithm to predict which candidates are good keyphrases. The machine-learning scheme first builds a prediction model using training documents with known keyphrases, and then uses the model to find keyphrases in new documents. We use a large test corpus to evaluate Kea’s effectiveness in terms of how many author-assigned keyphrases are correctly identified. The system is simple, robust, and available under the GNU General Public License; the chapter gives instructions for use.

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