Book Success Prediction with Pretrained Sentence Embeddings and Readability Scores

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2022-01-04
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Khalifa, Muhammad
Islam, Aminul
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Predicting the potential success of a book in advance is vital in many applications. This could help both publishers and readers in their decision-making process whether or not a book is worth publishing and reading, respectively. In this paper, we propose a model that leverages pretrained sentence embeddings along with various readability scores for book success prediction. Unlike previous methods, the proposed method requires no count-based, lexical, or syntactic features. Instead, we use a convolutional neural network over pretrained sentence embeddings and leverage different readability scores through a simple concatenation operation. Our proposed model outperforms strong baselines for this task by as large as 6.4\% F1-score points. Moreover, our experiments show that according to our model, only the first 1K sentences are good enough to predict the potential success of books.
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Computational Intelligence and State-of-the-Art Data Analytics
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