Machine Learning :: Text feature extraction (tf-idf) – Part II

Read the first part of this tutorial:Text feature extraction (tf-idf) – Part I

This post is acontinuationof the first part where we started to learn the theory and practice about text feature extraction and vector space model representation. I really recommend youto read the first partof the post series in order to follow this second post.



In the first post, we learned how to use theterm-frequencyto represent textual information in the vector space. However, the main problem with the term-frequency approach is that it scales up frequent terms and scales down rare terms which are empirically more informative than the high frequency terms. The basic intuition is that a term that occurs frequently in many documents is not a good discriminator, and really makes sense (at least in many experimental tests); the important question here is: why would you, in a classification problem for instance, emphasize a term which is almost present in the entire corpus of your documents ?

The tf-idf weight comes to solve this problem. What tf-idf gives is how important is a word to a document in a collection, and that’s why tf-idf incorporates local and global parameters, because it takes in consideration not only the isolated term but also the term within the document collection. What tf-idf then does to solve that problem, is to scale down the frequent terms while scaling up the rare terms; a term that occurs 10 times more than another isn’t 10 times more important than it, that’s why tf-idf uses the logarithmic scale to do that.

但是,让我们回到我们的定义\ mathrm {TF}(T,d)which is actually the term count of the termt在文档中d。使用这种简单的词频可能导致我们一样的问题keyword spamming,这是当我们有一个文档中的术语重复以改善上的IR其排名的目的(Information Retrieval) system or even create a bias towards long documents, making them look more important than they are just because of the high frequency of the term in the document.

To overcome this problem, the term frequency\ mathrm {TF}(T,d)上的矢量空间中的文件的通常也归一化。让我们来看看我们是如何规范这一载体。


Suppose we are going to normalize the term-frequency vector\vec{v_{d_4}}我们在本教程的第一部分已经计算。该文件d4from the first part of this tutorial had this textual representation:

d4: We can see the shining sun, the bright sun.


\vec{v_{d_4}} = (0,2,1,0)

规范化的向量,是一样的说话g the单位向量of the vector, and they are denoted using the “hat” notation:\hat{v}。The definition of the unit vector\hat{v}一个向量的\ VEC {V}is:

\的DisplayStyle \帽子{V} = \压裂{\ vec的{V}} {\ | \ vec的{V} \ | _p}

Where the\hat{v}是单位矢量,或者归一化矢量,所述\ VEC {V}是个vector going to be normalized and the\ | \ VEC {V} \ | _p是很正常的(大小、长度)的向量\ VEC {V}in theL ^ pspace (don’t worry, I’m going to explain it all).

The unit vector is actually nothing more than a normalized version of the vector, is a vector which the length is 1.

The normalization process (Source:
The normalization process (Source:

但这里的重要问题是如何向量的长度来计算,并明白这一点,你必须了解的动机L ^ pspaces, also called勒贝格空间


How long is this vector ? (Source: Source:
How long is this vector ? (Source: Source:

通常,一个矢量的长度\ {VEC U】=(U_1,U_2,U_3,\ ldots,u_n)使用计算欧几里得范一个准则是在矢量空间中分配一个严格正长度或大小于所有矢量的函数- ,其被定义为:


\|\vec{u}\| = \sqrt{u^2_1 + u^2_2 + u^2_3 + \ldots + u^2_n}

But this isn’t the only way to define length, and that’s why you see (sometimes) a numberp符合规范的符号,就像在了一起\|\vec{u}\|_p。That’s because it could be generalized as:

\displaystyle \|\vec{u}\|_p = ( \left|u_1\right|^p + \left|u_2\right|^p + \left|u_3\right|^p + \ldots + \left|u_n\right|^p )^\frac{1}{p}

和simplified as:

\的DisplayStyle \ | \ VEC【U} \ | _p =(\总和\ limits_ {I = 1} ^ {N} \左| \ VEC {U】_i \右| ^ P)^ \压裂{1} {P}

So when you read about aL2-norm,你正在阅读关于欧几里得范, a norm withp = 2, the most common norm used to measure the length of a vector, typically called “magnitude”; actually, when you have an unqualified length measure (without thepnumber), you have theL2-norm(Euclidean norm).

当你阅读一L1范你正在阅读与规范p=1, defined as:

\displaystyle \|\vec{u}\|_1 = ( \left|u_1\right| + \left|u_2\right| + \left|u_3\right| + \ldots + \left|u_n\right|)

这无非是向量的组件的简单相加,也被称为Taxicab distance, also called Manhattan distance.

Taxicab geometry versus Euclidean distance: In taxicab geometry all three pictured lines have the same length (12) for the same route. In Euclidean geometry, the green line has length6 \倍\ SQRT {2} \约8.48, and is the unique shortest path.

Note that you can also use any norm to normalize the vector, but we’re going to use the most common norm, the L2-Norm, which is also the default in the 0.9 release of thescikits.learn。You can also find papers comparing the performance of the two approaches among other methods to normalize the document vector, actually you can use any other method, but you have to be concise, once you’ve used a norm, you have to use it for the whole process directly involving the norm (a unit vector that used a L1-norm isn’t going to have the length 1 if you’re going to take its L2-norm later)。


现在you know what the vector normalization process is, we can try a concrete example, the process of using the L2-norm (we’ll use the right terms now) to normalize our vector\vec{v_{d_4}} = (0,2,1,0)in order to get its unit vector\hat{v_{d_4}}。为了做到这一点,我们将简单的将其插入单位矢量的定义,对其进行评估:

\hat{v} = \frac{\vec{v}}{\|\vec{v}\|_p} \\ \\  \hat{v_{d_4}} = \frac{\vec{v_{d_4}}}{||\vec{v_{d_4}}||_2} \\ \\ \\  \hat{v_{d_4}} = \frac{(0,2,1,0)}{\sqrt{0^2 + 2^2 + 1^2 + 0^2}} \\ \\  \hat{v_{d_4}} = \frac{(0,2,1,0)}{\sqrt{5}} \\ \\  \small \hat{v_{d_4}} = (0.0, 0.89442719, 0.4472136, 0.0)

这就是它!我们的法矢\hat{v_{d_4}}现在有一个L2范\|\hat{v_{d_4}}\|_2 = 1.0

Note that here we have normalized our term frequency document vector, but later we’re going to do that after the calculation of the tf-idf.

术语频率 - 逆文档频率(TF-IDF)重量


Train Document Set: d1: The sky is blue. d2: The sun is bright. Test Document Set: d3: The sun in the sky is bright. d4: We can see the shining sun, the bright sun.

您的文档空间可以那么作为被定义d = \ {D_1,D_2,\ ldots,D_N \}wheren是在你的文集文档的数量,并在我们的情况下,D_{train} = \{d_1, d_2\}D_{test} = \{d_3, d_4\}。The cardinality of our document space is defined by\左| {{D_火车}} \右|= 2\left|{D_{test}}\right| = 2,因为我们只有2两个用于训练和测试文档,但他们显然并不需要有相同的基数。


\的DisplayStyle \ mathrm {IDF}(T)= \日志{\压裂{\左| d \右|} {1+ \左| \ {d:吨\在d \} \右|}}

where\left|\{d : t \in d\}\right|是个number of documentswhere the termt看来,当term-frequency function satisfies\ mathrm {TF}(T,d)\neq 0, we’re only adding 1 into the formula to avoid zero-division.

The formula for the tf-idf is then:

\mathrm{tf\mbox{-}idf}(t) = \mathrm{tf}(t, d) \times \mathrm{idf}(t)

和this formula has an important consequence: a high weight of the tf-idf calculation is reached when you have a high term frequency (tf) in the given document (本地参数)和整个集合中的术语的低文档频率(global parameter)。

Now let’s calculate the idf for each feature present in the feature matrix with the term frequency we have calculated in the first tutorial:

M_ {}列车=  \begin{bmatrix}  0 & 1 & 1 & 1\\  0 & 2 & 1 & 0  \end{bmatrix}

Since we have 4 features, we have to calculate\mathrm{idf}(t_1),\mathrm{idf}(t_2),\mathrm{idf}(t_3),\mathrm{idf}(t_4):

\mathrm{idf}(t_1) = \log{\frac{\left|D\right|}{1+\left|\{d : t_1 \in d\}\right|}} = \log{\frac{2}{1}} = 0.69314718

\mathrm{idf}(t_2) = \log{\frac{\left|D\right|}{1+\left|\{d : t_2 \in d\}\right|}} = \log{\frac{2}{3}} = -0.40546511

\mathrm{idf}(t_3) = \log{\frac{\left|D\right|}{1+\left|\{d : t_3 \in d\}\right|}} = \log{\frac{2}{3}} = -0.40546511

\ mathrm {IDF}(T_4)= \日志{\压裂{\左| d \右|} {1+ \左| \ {d:T_4 \在d \} \右|}} = \日志{\压裂{2} {2}} = 0.0


vec {idf_ \{火车}}= (0.69314718, -0.40546511, -0.40546511, 0.0)

现在we have our matrix with the term frequency (M_ {}列车) and the vector representing the idf for each feature of our matrix (vec {idf_ \{火车}}),我们可以计算出我们的TF-IDF权重。我们要做的是矩阵中的每一列的简单乘法M_ {}列车with the respectivevec {idf_ \{火车}}vector dimension. To do that, we can create a squarediagonal matrixcalledM_ {} IDFwith both the vertical and horizontal dimensions equal to the vectorvec {idf_ \{火车}}尺寸:

M_ {} IDF=   \begin{bmatrix}   0.69314718 & 0 & 0 & 0\\   0 & -0.40546511 & 0 & 0\\   0 & 0 & -0.40546511 & 0\\   0 & 0 & 0 & 0   \end{bmatrix}

和then multiply it to the term frequency matrix, so the final result can be defined then as:

M_{tf\mbox{-}idf} = M_{train} \times M_{idf}

Please note that the matrix multiplication isn’t commutative, the result ofA \times Bwill be different than the result of theB \times A,这就是为什么M_ {} IDF是对乘法的右侧,以完成每个IDF值到其对应的特征相乘的期望的效果:

{bmatrix} \ \开始mathrm {tf} (t_1 d_1) & \ mathrm {tf}(t_2, d_1) & \mathrm{tf}(t_3, d_1) & \mathrm{tf}(t_4, d_1)\\   \mathrm{tf}(t_1, d_2) & \mathrm{tf}(t_2, d_2) & \mathrm{tf}(t_3, d_2) & \mathrm{tf}(t_4, d_2)   \end{bmatrix}   \times   \begin{bmatrix}   \mathrm{idf}(t_1) & 0 & 0 & 0\\   0 & \mathrm{idf}(t_2) & 0 & 0\\   0 & 0 & \mathrm{idf}(t_3) & 0\\   0 & 0 & 0 & \mathrm{idf}(t_4)   \end{bmatrix}   \\ =   \begin{bmatrix}   \mathrm{tf}(t_1, d_1) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_1) & \mathrm{tf}(t_2, d_1) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_2) & \mathrm{tf}(t_3, d_1) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_3) & \mathrm{tf}(t_4, d_1) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_4)\\   \mathrm{tf}(t_1, d_2) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_1) & \mathrm{tf}(t_2, d_2) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_2) & \mathrm{tf}(t_3, d_2) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_3) & \mathrm{tf}(t_4, d_2) \times \mathrm{idf}(t_4)   \end{bmatrix}


M_{tf\mbox{-}idf} = M_{train} \times M_{idf} = \\   \begin{bmatrix}   0 & 1 & 1 & 1\\   0 & 2 & 1 & 0   \end{bmatrix}   \times   \begin{bmatrix}   0.69314718 & 0 & 0 & 0\\   0 & -0.40546511 & 0 & 0\\   0 & 0 & -0.40546511 & 0\\   0 & 0 & 0 & 0   \end{bmatrix} \\   =   \begin{bmatrix}   0 & -0.40546511 & -0.40546511 & 0\\   0 & -0.81093022 & -0.40546511 & 0   \end{bmatrix}

And finally, we can apply our L2 normalization process to theM_{tf\mbox{-}idf}矩阵。Please note that this normalization is“row-wise”因为我们要处理矩阵的每一行作为一个分离向量进行归一化,而不是矩阵作为一个整体:

M_{tf\mbox{-}idf} = \frac{M_{tf\mbox{-}idf}}{\|M_{tf\mbox{-}idf}\|_2} = \begin{bmatrix}   0 & -0.70710678 & -0.70710678 & 0\\   0 & -0.89442719 & -0.4472136 & 0   \end{bmatrix}


Python practice

环境中使用:Python v.2.7.2,Numpy 1.6.1,Scipy v.0.9.0,Sklearn(Scikits.learn)v.0.9

Now the section you were waiting for ! In this section I’ll use Python to show each step of the tf-idf calculation using theScikit.learnfeature extraction module.

The first step is to create our training and testing document set and computing the term frequency matrix:

from sklearn.feature_extraction.text import CountVectorizer train_set = ("The sky is blue.", "The sun is bright.") test_set = ("The sun in the sky is bright.", "We can see the shining sun, the bright sun.") count_vectorizer = CountVectorizer() count_vectorizer.fit_transform(train_set) print "Vocabulary:", count_vectorizer.vocabulary # Vocabulary: {'blue': 0, 'sun': 1, 'bright': 2, 'sky': 3} freq_term_matrix = count_vectorizer.transform(test_set) print freq_term_matrix.todense() #[[0 1 1 1] #[0 2 1 0]]

现在,我们有频率项矩阵(称为freq_term_matrix), we can instantiate theTfidfTransformer, which is going to be responsible to calculate the tf-idf weights for our term frequency matrix:

从进口sklearn.feature_extraction.text TFIDF TfidfTransformer = TfidfTransformer(NORM = “L2”)打印 “IDF:”,tfidf.idf_#IDF:[0.69314718 -0.40546511 -0.40546511 0]

Note that I’ve specified the norm as L2, this is optional (actually the default is L2-norm), but I’ve added the parameter to make it explicit to you that it it’s going to use the L2-norm. Also note that you can see the calculated idf weight by accessing the internal attribute calledidf_。现在适合()方法计算矩阵中的IDF上,让我们改造freq_term_matrixto the tf-idf weight matrix:

tf_idf_matrix= tfidf.transform(freq_term_matrix) print tf_idf_matrix.todense() # [[ 0. -0.70710678 -0.70710678 0. ] # [ 0. -0.89442719 -0.4472136 0. ]]

And that is it, thetf_idf_matrixis actually our previousM_{tf\mbox{-}idf}矩阵。您可以通过使用达到相同的效果VectorizerScikit的类。学习是一个vectorizer that automatically combines theCountVectorizer和theTfidfTransformer给你。看到this exampleto know how to use it for the text classification process.

I really hope you liked the post, I tried to make it simple as possible even for people without the required mathematical background of linear algebra, etc. In the next Machine Learning post I’m expecting to show how you can use the tf-idf to calculate the cosine similarity.


Cite this article as: Christian S. Perone, "Machine Learning :: Text feature extraction (tf-idf) – Part II," in亚洲金博宝未知领域, 03/10/2011,//


Understanding Inverse Document Frequency: on theoretical arguments for IDF

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Sklearn text feature extraction code


13 Mar 2015Formating, fixed images issues.
03 Oct 2011Added the info about the environment used for Python examples

103个想法“机器学习::文本特征提取(TF-IDF) - 第二部分”

  1. Wow!

  2. 出色的工作基督徒!我期待着阅读的文档分类你的下一个职位,聚类和主题提取朴素贝叶斯,随机梯度下降,Minibatch-K均值和非负矩阵分解

    Also, the documentation of scikit-learn is really poor on the text feature extraction part (I am the main culprit…). Don’t hesitate to join the mailing list if you want to give a hand and improve upon the current situation.

    1. Great thanks Olivier. I really want to help sklearn, I just have to get some more time to do that, you guys have done a great work, I’m really impressed by the amount of algorithms already implemented in the lib, keep the good work !

  3. 我喜欢这个教程的新概念我在这里学习水平较好。
    That said, which version of scikits-learn are you using?.
    The latest as installed by easy_install seems to have a different module hierarchy (i.e doesn’t find feature_extraction in sklearn). If you could mention the version you used, i will just try out with those examples.

    1. 您好阿南德,我很高兴你喜欢它。我已经增加了大约只用一节“的Python惯例”之前,我使用的是scikits.learn 0.9(发布在几个星期前)环境的信息。

  4. Where’s part 3? I’ve got to submit an assignment on Vector Space Modelling in 4 days. Any hope of putting it up over the weekend?

  5. Thanks again for this complete and explicit tutorial and I am waiting for the coming section.

  6. 由于基督教! a very nice work on vector space with sklearn. I just have one question, suppose I have computed the ‘tf_idf_matrix’, and I would like to compute the pair-wise cosine similarity (between each rows). I was having problem with the sparse matrix format, can you please give an example on that? Also my matrix is pretty big, say 25k by 60k. Thanks a lot!

  7. Great post… I understand what tf-idf and how to implement it with a concrete example. But I caught 2 things that I’m not sure about:
    2- When you calculate the idf value for the t2 (which is ‘sun’) it should be log(2/4). Because number of the documents is 2. D3 has the word ‘sun’ 1 time, D4 has it 2 times. Which makes it 3 but we also add 1 to that value to get rid of divided by 0 problem. And this makes it 4… Am I right or am I missing something?
    Thank you.

    1. 你是正确的:这些都是优秀的博客文章,但作者真的有责任/责任回去和纠正错误,这样的(和其他人,例如,第1部分; ...):缺席训练下划线;设置STOP_WORDS参数;还我的电脑上,词汇索引是不同的。


      1. re: my ‘you are correct comment’ (above), I should have added:

        “… noting also Frédérique Passot’s comment (below) regarding the denominator:

        “......我们用的是什么确实是在发生的一个术语,无论任何给定的文档中出现的术语次数的文件数量。在这种情况下,然后,在用于T2(“太阳”)的IDF值分母确实2 + 1(2个文件具有“太阳”术语,1以避免潜在的零分割误差)。“

    2. 哈立德,
      This is a response to a very old question. However, I still want to respond to communicate what I understand from the article.
      Your question 2: “When you calculate the idf value for the t2 (which is ‘sun’) it should be log(2/4)”
      我的理解:在数项的分母应该是(一些文件,其中术语出现+ 1),而不是长期的频率。术语“太阳”出现的文件的数目是2(1次在D3和D4中的2倍 - 完全出现3次在两个文件3是频率和2是文件号)。因此,分母为2 + 1 = 3。

  8. excellent post!
    I have some question. From the last tf-idf weight matrix, how can we get the importance of term respectively(e.g. which is the most important term?). How can we use this matrix to classify documents

  9. Thank You So Much. You explained it in such a simple way. It was really useful. Once again thanks a lot.

  10. 我有同样的疑问,杰克(最后的评论)。从上个TF-IDF权重矩阵,我们怎么能拿到各自任期的重要性(例如,这是最重要的用语?)。我们如何利用这个矩阵来区分文档。

  11. 我有个问题..
    After the tf-idf operation, we get a numpy array with values. Suppose we need to get the highest 50 values from the array. How can we do that?

    1. high value of f(idf) denotes that the particular vector(or Document) has high local strength and low global strength, in which case you can assume that the terms in it has high significance locally and cant be ignored. Comparing against funtion(tf) where only the term repeats high number of times are the ones given more importance,which most of the times is not a proper modelling technique.

  12. Hey ,
    感谢名单FR d code..was的确非亚洲金博宝常有帮助!

    1.For document clustering,after calculating inverted term frequency, shud i use any associativity coefficient like Jaccards coefficient and then apply the clustering algo like k-means or shud i apply d k-means directly to the document vectors after calculating inverted term frequency ?



  13. @Khalid:你在1-指出什么让我困惑过了一分钟(M_train VS M_test)。我想你误会了你的第二点,不过,因为我们用的是什么是真正发生的一个术语,无论任何给定的文档中出现的术语次数的文件数量。在这种情况下,那么,在为T2(“太阳”)的IDF值分母确实2 + 1(2个文件具有的术语“太阳”,1以避免潜在的零分割误差)。

    I’d love to read the third installment of this series too! I’d be particularly interested in learning more about feature selection. Is there an idiomatic way to get a sorted list of the terms with the highest tf.idf scores? How would you identify those terms overall? How would you get the terms which are the most responsible for a high or low cosine similarity (row by row)?

    Thank you for the _great_ posts!

  14. Excellent article and a great introduction to td-idf normalization.



      1. very good & infomative tutorial…. please upload more tutorials related to documents clustering process.

  15. 您可以为使用TFIDF所以我们有TFIDF的矩阵,我们怎么可以用它来计算余弦做余弦相似度任何引用。感谢神奇的物品。

  16. Thanks so much for this and for explaining the whole tf-idf thing thoroughly.

  17. Please correct me if i’m worng
    与启动后的公式“我们在第一个教程中计算出的频率:”应该不MTEST Mtrain。也开始“这些IDF权重可以由矢量作为表示后:”应该是不idf_test idf_train。


  18. 亚洲金博宝很不错的职位。恭喜!!

    Showing your results, I have a question:

    The tf-idf value increases proportionally to the number of times a word appears in the document, but is offset by the frequency of the word in the corpus, which helps to control for the fact that some words are generally more common than others.



    I’m not sure of understand it completly.

  19. 你好,

    The explanation is awesome. I haven’t seen a better one yet. I have trouble reproducing the results. It might be because of some update of sklearn.
    Would it be possible for you to update the code?

    It seem that the formula for computing the tf-idf vector has changed a little bit. Is a typo or another formula. Below is the link to the source code.

    Many thanks

  20. Terrific! I was familiar with tf-idf before but I found your scikits examples helpful as I’m trying to learn that package.

  21. Excellent post! Stumbled on this by chance looking for more information on CountVectorizer, but I’m glad I read through both of your posts (part 1 and part 2).

    Bookmarking your blog now

  22. 似乎没有fit_transform()为你描述..
    Any idea why ?
    >>> ts
    (‘The sky is blue’, ‘The sun is bright’)
    >>> V7 = CountVectorizer()
    >>> v7.fit_transform(ts)
    <2×2 sparse matrix of type '’
    with 4 stored elements in COOrdinate format>
    {u’is’: 0, u’the’: 1}

    1. Actually, there are two small errors in the first Python sample.
      1. CountVectorizer应该被实例化,如下所示:
      count_vectorizer = CountVectorizer(stop_words='english')
      This will make sure the ‘is’, ‘the’ etc are removed.

      2. To print the vocabulary, you have to add an underscore at the end.
      打印“词汇:” count_vectorizer.vocabulary_


      1. Thanks ash. although the article was rather self explanatory, your comment made the entire difference.

  23. Thanks for the great explanation.

    I have a question about calculation of the idf(t#).
    在第一种情况下,你写的IDF(T1)=日志(2/1),因为我们没有我们收集此类条款,因此,我们添加1分母。现在,在T2的情况下,你写的日志(2/3),所以分母等于3,而不是4(= 1 + 2 + 1)?万一t3时,你写:日志(2/3),从而分母等于3(= 1 + 1 + 1)。我在这里看到的那种不一致性。你能不能,请解释一下,你是怎么计算的分母值。


    1. 你理解错了,分母你不把这个词的总和每个文档中,你只是总结所有具有词的至少一个aparition的文件。

  24. 这是很好的,如果你能提供的方式来知道如何使用FT-IDF中的文档分类。我看到示例(Python代码),但如果有算法是最好的,因为没有所有的人都能理解这种语言。


  25. 尼斯。一种解释有助于正确看待这个事情。是TF-IDF的好办法做聚类(例如,从已知的语料用杰卡德分析或方差相对于平均值设定)?

    Keep writing:)

  26. Hi Christian,

    It makes me very excited and lucky to have read this article. The clarity of your understanding reflects in the clarity of the document. It makes me regain my confidence in the field of machine learning.

    Thanks a ton for the beautiful explanation.



  27. Thank you for the good wrap up. You mention a number of papers which compare L1 and L2 norm, I plan to study that a bit more in depth. You still know their names?

  28. how can i calculate tf idf for my own text file which is located some where in my pc?

  29. Brilliant article.

    By far the easiest and most sound explanation of tf-tdf I’ve read. I really liked how you explained the mathematics behind it.

  30. 嗨,great post! I’m using the TfidVectorizer module in scikit learn to produce the tf-idf matrix with norm=l2. I’ve been examining the output of the TfidfVectorizer after fit_transform of the corpora which I called tfidf_matrix. I’ve summed the rows but they do not sum to 1. The code is vect = TfidfVectorizer(use_idf=True, sublunar_tf=True, norm=”l2). tfidf_matrix = vect.fit_transform(data). When I run tfidf_matrix.sum(axis=1) the vectors are larger than 1. Perhaps I’m looking at the wrong matrix or I misunderstand how normalisation works. I hope someone can clarify this point! Thanks

  31. Can I ask when you calculated the IDF, for example, log(2/1), did you use log to base 10 (e) or some other value? I’m getting different calculations!

  32. Great tutorial, just started a new job in ML and this explains things very clearly as it should be.

  33. Execellent post….!!! Thanks alot for this article.


  34. 我有点困惑,为什么TF-IDF在这种情况下,给出了负数?我们如何解读?纠正我,如果我错了,但是当载体为正值,这意味着该组件的大小确定字是该文件中有多么重要。如果是负数,我不知道如何解释它。如果我是采取向量的点积与所有积极的部件和一个负组件,这将意味着,一些部件可能负点积贡献,即使在载体有一个特定的词非常高的重视。亚洲金博宝

  35. 嗨,

    freq_term_matrix= count_vectorizer.transform(test_set)
    AttributeError: ‘matrix’ object has no attribute ‘transform’


  36. Awesome simple and effective explaination.Please post more topics with such awesome explainations.Looking forward for upcoming articles.

  37. Thank you Chris, you are the only one on the web who was clear about the diagonal matrix.

  38. Great tutorial for Tf-Idf. Excellent work . Please add for cosine similarity also:)

  39. I understood the tf-idf calculation process. But what does that matrix mean and how can we use the tfidf matrix to calculate the similarity confuse me. can you explain that how can we use the tfidf matrix .thanks

  40. best explanation.. Very helpful. Can you please tell me how to plot vectors in text classification in svm.. I am working on tweets classification. I am confused please help me.

  41. I learned so many things. Thanks Christian. Looking forward for your next tutorial.

  42. 嗨,I’m sorry if i have mistaken but i could not understand how is ||Vd4||2 = 1.
    the value of d4 = (0.0 ,0.89,0.44,0.0) so the normalization will be = sqrt( square(.89)+square(.44))=sqrt(.193) = .44
    so what did i missed ? please help me to understand .

  43. 嗨,这是一个伟大的博客!

  44. 我没有得到相同的结果,当我执行相同的脚本。
    print (“IDF:”, tfidf.idf_) : IDF: [ 2.09861229 1. 1.40546511 1. ]

    My python version is: 3.5
    Scikit Learn version is: o.18.1



    1. 它可以是很多东西,因为你使用的是不同的Python解释器的版本也不同Scikit-学习版,你应该会在结果的差异,因为他们可能已经改变了默认参数,算法,圆等

  45. Perfect introduction!
    No hocus pocus. Clear and simple, as technology should be.
    Very helpful
    Keep posting!

  46. 为什么| d |= 2,在IDF方程。它不应该是4,因为| d |代表的审议的文件数量,我们有2从测试,2个来自火车。

  47. hey , hii Christian
    thank you

  48. 看到this example to know how to use it for the text classification process. “This” link does not work any more. Can you please provide a relevant link for the example.


  49. There is certainly a great deal to learn about this subject. I really like all the points you made.

  50. 1vbXlh你提出了一个非常美妙的细节,欣赏它的职位。亚洲金博宝

  51. 我知道这个网站提供基于高质量的文章或
    reviews and additional data, is there any other web page which presents these kinds of

  52. 在第一个例子。IDF(T1),日志(2/1)由计算器= 0.3010。为什么他们获得0.69 ..请有什么不对?

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