Decomposing an information stream into the principal components
(Submitted on 16 Jul 2018)
We propose an approach to decomposing a thematic information stream into principal components. Each principal component is related to a narrow topic extracted from the information stream. The essence of the approach arises from analogy with the Fourier transform. We examine methods for analyzing the principal components and propose using multifractal analysis for identifying similar topics. The decomposition technique is applied to the information stream dedicated to Brexit. We provide a comparison between the principal components obtained by applying the decomposition to Brexit stream and the related topics extracted by Google Trends.
Social and Information Networks (cs.SI); Computers and Society (cs.CY)