David M. Blei

David M. Blei is an associate professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. His research focuses on probabilistic topic models, Bayesian nonparametric methods, and approximate posterior inference. He works on a variety of applications, including text, images, music, social networks, and various scientific data.


Topic Modeling and Digital Humanities


Topic modeling provides a suite of algorithms to discover hidden thematic structure in large collections of texts. The results of topic modeling algorithms can be used to summarize, visualize, explore, and theorize about a corpus.

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