# ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION USING SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE-AN APPLICATION FOR E-LEARNING

### Sandeep Dixit, L. K.Maheshwari

#### Abstract

Appplication of the machine learning techniques to embed adaptivity in the E-Learning frameworks is receiving considerable attention. Text Classification, or the task of automatically assigning semantic categories to natural language text, has therefore become one of the key methods for organizing digital content.Reports on SVM have mainly focussed on the theory or conceptual application of the SVM with little, if any, concern to applicability to E-Learning domain. In this paper we present a holistic approach towards building a text classifier suited for E-Learning domains. We present theory, application and use of a specific SVM software(SVM Torch) for classification of electronic documents giving every detail of how the downloaded SVM software can be used to apply the SVM concept and categorise text document in the context of E-Learning domains. Experimental results obtained by applying SVM to text document are presented. Pre-processing of the document is also presented. The experiment was conducted using SVM Torch software with ten documents for training and five documents for testing. SVMs performed the best when used with binary representation. We are confident that the extent of details provided could well serve as a useful component in E-Learning frameworks and even provide curriculum component for UG level students.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Dixit S. and K.Maheshwari L. (2005). **ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION USING SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE-AN APPLICATION FOR
E-LEARNING** . In *Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: EES, (ICEIS 2005)* ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 191-198. DOI: 10.5220/0002568401910198

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{ees05,

author={Sandeep Dixit and L. K.Maheshwari},

title={ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION USING SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE-AN APPLICATION FOR
E-LEARNING},

booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: EES, (ICEIS 2005)},

year={2005},

pages={191-198},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0002568401910198},

isbn={972-8865-19-8},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: EES, (ICEIS 2005)

TI - ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION USING SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE-AN APPLICATION FOR
E-LEARNING

SN - 972-8865-19-8

AU - Dixit S.

AU - K.Maheshwari L.

PY - 2005

SP - 191

EP - 198

DO - 10.5220/0002568401910198