# Can LDA be used for topic Modelling?

## Can LDA be used for topic Modelling?

Topic modeling is a type of statistical modeling for discovering the abstract “topics” that occur in a collection of documents. Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) is an example of topic model and is used to classify text in a document to a particular topic.

**Is Topic Modelling clustering?**

Topic modeling is an unsupervised machine learning technique that’s capable of scanning a set of documents, detecting word and phrase patterns within them, and automatically clustering word groups and similar expressions that best characterize a set of documents.

**Can we use LDA for clustering?**

Why use LDA? If you view the number of topics as a number of clusters and the probabilities as the proportion of cluster membership, then using LDA is a way of soft-clustering your composites and parts. Contrast this with say, k-means, where each entity can only belong to one cluster (hard-clustering).

### What is LDA topic modeling?

Topic Modeling is a technique to extract the hidden topics from large volumes of text. Latent Dirichlet Allocation(LDA) is a popular algorithm for topic modeling with excellent implementations in the Python’s Gensim package.

**Is latent Dirichlet allocation ( LDA ) a clustering algorithm?**

Strictly speaking, Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) is not a clustering algorithm. This is because clustering algorithms produce one grouping per item being clustered, whereas LDA produces a distribution of groupings over the items being clustered. Consider k-means, for instance, a popular clustering algorithm.

**How is LDA used in a NLP program?**

Imagine you have 2 documents and these documents have 2 topics each i.e. 4 topics in total. We can say that we can represent each document using some topics and each topic can be represented by some words. What LDA does is that it takes all the words present in our documents, and randomly assign them to each topic.

#### Which is the best implementation of the LDA algorithm?

The scikit-learn package has an excellent implementation of the LDA Algorithm. We are going to use this for today’s purpose. First step is to convert our words into numbers.

**How is topic modeling related to document clustering?**

Since topic modeling yields topics present in each document, one can say that topic modeling generates a representation for documents in the topic space. As the number of topics is much less than the vocabulary associated with the document collection, the topic space representation can be viewed as a dimensionality reduction process as well.