Textual documents created and distributed on the Internet are ever changing in various forms. Most of existing works are devoted to topic modeling and the evolution of individual topics, while sequential relations of topics in successive documents published by a specific user are ignored. In this paper, in order to characterize and detect personalized and abnormal behaviors of Internet users, we propose Sequential Topic Patterns (STPs) and formulate the problem of mining User-aware Rare Sequential Topic Patterns (URSTPs) in document streams on the Internet. They are rare on the whole but relatively frequent for specific users, so can be applied in many real-life scenarios, such as real-time monitoring on abnormal user behaviors. We present a group of algorithms to solve this innovative mining problem through three phases: preprocessing to extract probabilistic topics and identify sessions for different users, generating all the STP candidates with (expected) support values for each user by pattern-growth, and selecting URSTPs by making user-aware rarity analysis on derived STPs. Experiments on both real (Twitter) and synthetic datasets show that our approach can indeed discover special users and interpretable URSTPs effectively and efficiently, which significantly reflect users? characteristics.
Web mining, sequential patterns, document streams, rare events, pattern-growth, dynamic programming.
SHAIK NAHIDA BEGUM , SHAIK FAAMIDA , SHAIK DARWIN , RAMINENI CHAITANYA SREE , P. Siva Prasad "USER AWARE RARE SEQUENTIAL TOPIC PATTERNS IN DOCUMENT STREAMS" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 1 Issue 9 2018 Page 378-382
SHAIK NAHIDA BEGUM , SHAIK FAAMIDA , SHAIK DARWIN , RAMINENI CHAITANYA SREE , P. Siva Prasad "USER AWARE RARE SEQUENTIAL TOPIC PATTERNS IN DOCUMENT STREAMS" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 1(9)