Semantic Recommendations and Topic Modeling Based on the Chronology of Romanian Literary Life

  • Laurentiu-Marian Neagu
  • Teodor-Mihai Cotet
  • Mihai DascaluEmail author
  • Stefan Trausan-Matu
  • Lucian Chisu
  • Eugen Simion
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11984)


As part of the Romanian Academy’s effort aimed at underlining the importance of events centered on national authors and writings across time, the Chronology of Romanian Literary Life (also referred to as CVLR) is a centralized text repository which contains all important literature-related events that occurred after World War II. The current work presents an approach to capture topics’ evolution across time and helps learners by recommending events from the chronology on a given topic, based on a subset of 24 years of the CVLR. Our method combines techniques from information retrieval, topic modeling using LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation), and recommender systems to improve e-learning centered on Romanian literature. The most frequent topics in each year are ranked in order to identify and visualize the main interests in literature across time periods. Recommendations are performed in order to facilitate the exploration of the chronology, as it is currently indexed only by event dates.


Analysis of the chronology of Romanian literary life Information retrieval Topic modeling Latent Dirichlet Allocation 



This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III 54PCCDI ⁄ 2018, INTELLIT – “Prezervarea și valorificarea patrimoniului literar românesc folosind soluții digitale inteligente pentru extragerea și sistematizarea de cunoștințe”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurentiu-Marian Neagu
    • 1
  • Teodor-Mihai Cotet
    • 1
  • Mihai Dascalu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefan Trausan-Matu
    • 1
  • Lucian Chisu
    • 2
  • Eugen Simion
    • 2
  1. 1.University Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.The “G. Călinescu” Institute of Literary History and TheoryRomanian AcademyBucharestRomania

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