package yake

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  1. class YakeModel extends AnnotatorModel[YakeModel] with YakeParams


    Yake is an Unsupervised, Corpus-Independent, Domain and Language-Independent and Single-Document keyword extraction algorithm.

    Yake is an Unsupervised, Corpus-Independent, Domain and Language-Independent and Single-Document keyword extraction algorithm. Extracting keywords from texts has become a challenge for individuals and organizations as the information grows in complexity and size. The need to automate this task so that text can be processed in a timely and adequate manner has led to the emergence of automatic keyword extraction tools. Yake is a novel feature-based system for multi-lingual keyword extraction, which supports texts of different sizes, domain or languages. Unlike other approaches, Yake does not rely on dictionaries nor thesauri, neither is trained against any corpora. Instead, it follows an unsupervised approach which builds upon features extracted from the text, making it thus applicable to documents written in different languages without the need for further knowledge. This can be beneficial for a large number of tasks and a plethora of situations where access to training corpora is either limited or restricted. The algorithm makes use of the position of a sentence and token. Therefore, to use the annotator, the text should be first sent through a Sentence Boundary Detector and then a tokenizer. You can tweak the following parameters to get the best result from the annotator.

    setMinNGrams(int) Select the minimum length of a extracted keyword setMaxNGrams(int) Select the maximum length of a extracted keyword setNKeywords(int) Extract the top N keywords setStopWords(list) Set the list of stop words setThreshold(float) Each keyword will be given a keyword score greater than 0. (Lower the score better the keyword) Set an upper bound for the keyword score from this method. setWindowSize(int) Yake will construct a co-occurence matrix. You can set the window size for the cooccurence matrix construction from this method. ex: windowSize=2 will look at two words to both left and right of a candidate word.

    See Campos, R., Mangaravite, V., Pasquali, A., Jatowt, A., Jorge, A., Nunes, C. and Jatowt, A. (2020). YAKE! Keyword Extraction from Single Documents using Multiple Local Features. In Information Sciences Journal. Elsevier, Vol 509, pp 257-289. for further reference on how to use this API. Sources:

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    Paper abstract As the amount of generated information grows, reading and summarizing texts of large collections turns into a challenging task. Many documents do not come with descriptive terms, thus requiring humans to generate keywords on-the-fly. The need to automate this kind of task demands the development of keyword extraction systems with the ability to automatically identify keywords within the text. One approach is to resort to machine-learning algorithms. These, however, depend on large annotated text corpora, which are not always available. An alternative solution is to consider an unsupervised approach. In this article, we describe YAKE!, a light-weight unsupervised automatic keyword extraction method which rests on statistical text features extracted from single documents to select the most relevant keywords of a text. Our system does not need to be trained on a particular set of documents, nor does it depend on dictionaries, external corpora, text size, language, or domain. To demonstrate the merits and significance of YAKE!, we compare it against ten state-of-the-art unsupervised approaches and one supervised method. Experimental results carried out on top of twenty datasets show that YAKE! significantly outperforms other unsupervised methods on texts of different sizes, languages, and domains.

  2. trait YakeParams extends Params


Value Members

  1. object YakeModel extends ParamsAndFeaturesReadable[YakeModel] with Serializable

  2. package util