Hierarchical Attentional Hybrid Neural Networks for Document Classification

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Document classification is a challenging task with important applications. The deep learning approaches to the problem have gained much attention recently. Despite the progress, the proposed models do not incorporate the knowledge of the document structure in the architecture efficiently and not take into account the contexting importance of words and sentences. In this paper, we propose a new approach based on a combination of convolutional neural networks, gated recurrent units, and attention mechanisms for document classification tasks. We use of convolution layers varying window sizes to extract more meaningful, generalizable and abstract features by the hierarchical representation. The proposed method in improves the results of the current attention-based approaches for document classification.


David Macêdo, PhD
David Macêdo, PhD
Deep Learning

My interests include everything related to deep learning.