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Understanding Calculation of TF-IDF by Example

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TF-IDF (term frequency-inverse document frequency) is a statistical measure that evaluates how relevant a word is to a document in a collection of documents.

It plays an important role in information retrieval and text mining.

A survey conducted in 2015 shows that 83% of text-based recommender systems in digital libraries use TF–IDF.

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