Term mining for relation visualization and exploration - Some practical applications in crime investigation

Zih Ping Ho, Yuen Hsien Tseng, Kai Sheng Yang, Chun Cheng Chen

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Abstract

An efficient term mining method to build a general term network is presented for entity relation visualization and exploration. Terms from each document in the corpus are first identified. They are subjected to an analysis for their association weights, which are accumulated over all the documents for each term pair. The resulting term association matrix is used to build a general term network. A set of terms having similar attributes can then be given to extract the desired sub-network from the general term network for visualization. This analysis scenario based on the collective terms of the similar type or from the same source enables evidence-based relation exploration. Some practical instances of crime investigations were demonstrated. Our application examples show that term relations, be it causality, coupling, or others, can be effectively revealed by our method and verified by the underlying corpus. This work contributes by presenting an efficient and effective term-relationship mining method and extending the applicability of term networks to a broader range of informatic tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Data Mining and Intelligent Information Technology Applications, ICMIA 2011
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Data Mining and Intelligent Information Technology Applications, ICMIA 2011 - Macau, Macao
Duration: 2011 Oct 242011 Oct 26

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Data Mining and Intelligent Information Technology Applications, ICMIA 2011
CountryMacao
CityMacau
Period11/10/2411/10/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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    Ho, Z. P., Tseng, Y. H., Yang, K. S., & Chen, C. C. (2011). Term mining for relation visualization and exploration - Some practical applications in crime investigation. In Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Data Mining and Intelligent Information Technology Applications, ICMIA 2011 (pp. 1-4). [6108389]