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ICASSP 2011
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Deep belief nets for natural language call-routing

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This paper considers application of Deep Belief Nets (DBNs) to natural language call routing. DBNs have been successfully applied to a number of tasks, including image, audio and speech classification, thanks to the recent discovery of an efficient learning technique. DBNs learn a multi-layer generative model from unlabeled data and the features discovered by this model are then used to initialize a feed-forward neural network which is fine-tuned with backpropagation. We compare a DBN-initialized neural network to three widely used text classification algorithms; Support Vector machines (SVM), Boosting and Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt). The DBN-based model gives a call-routing classification accuracy that is equal to the best of the other models even though it currently uses an impoverished representation of the input. © 2011 IEEE.

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18 Aug 2011

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ICASSP 2011

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