[Topic-models] Using LDA model for information retrieval

David Mimno mimno at cs.umass.edu
Tue Jun 9 13:48:01 EDT 2009

Hi Pawan,

There's a SIGIR paper from 2006 on topic models for information retrieval 
by Xing Wei and Bruce Croft:



On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 06:25:34PM +0100, Pawan Goyal wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have very recently looked at the LDA model and tried to implement it in
> java using the papers by Blei. I could understand the parameter estimation
> part. However, I am unclear as to how can I estimate the relevance of a
> document with respect to a query using this model. Could you please suggest
> me in this regard or give me a reference where I can understand the
> procedure?

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