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Indonesian News Classification using Support Vector Machine

Authors: Dewi Y. Liliana, Agung Hardianto, M. Ridok


Digital news with a variety topics is abundant on the internet. The problem is to classify news based on its appropriate category to facilitate user to find relevant news rapidly. Classifier engine is used to split any news automatically into the respective category. This research employs Support Vector Machine (SVM) to classify Indonesian news. SVM is a robust method to classify binary classes. The core processing of SVM is in the formation of an optimum separating plane to separate the different classes. For multiclass problem, a mechanism called one against one is used to combine the binary classification result. Documents were taken from the Indonesian digital news site, The experiment showed a promising result with the accuracy rate of 85%. This system is feasible to be implemented on Indonesian news classification.

Keywords: classification, Indonesian news, text processing, support vector machine

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