ISSN 1671-3710
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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (5): 770-780.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00770

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 Technology of text analysis in the big data era: Application of the topic model

 CAO Ben1; XIA Mian1; REN Zhihong2,3; LIN Xiubin1; XU Sheng1; LAI Lizu1; WANG Qi1; JIANG Guangrong1   

  1.  (1 School of Psychology, Central China Normal University, and Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province; Key Laboratory of Adolescent CyberPsychology and Behavior (CCNU), Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430079, China) (2 Department of applied psychology, Fuzhou university, Fuzhou 350108, China) (3 Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin 53703, USA)
  • Received:2017-11-17 Online:2018-05-15 Published:2018-03-30
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Abstract:  Topic Model is a computerized text analysis method and has been used widely in the field of psychology. For counseling research, this method has the potential for exploring themes of conversations between the therapist and patient, comparing the semantic similarity of different treatments and establishing behavioral coding systems. Using data from social media, researchers may use topic model to identify and predict various mental disorders, carry out calculations pertaining personality. Further, this paper discusses needed improvements of the topic model, and its application in the Chinese language environment. Topic model can be used to explore the psychological meaning of Chinese texts.

Key words: topic model, text analysis, psychological counseling research, mental health, personality calculation

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