models.logentropy_model – LogEntropy model

This module allows simple Bag of Words (BoW) represented corpus to be transformed into log entropy space. It implements Log Entropy Model that produces entropy-weighted logarithmic term frequency representation.

Empirical study by Lee et al. 2015 1 suggests log entropy-weighted model yields better results among other forms of representation.



Lee et al. 2005. An Empirical Evaluation of Models of Text Document Similarity.

class gensim.models.logentropy_model.LogEntropyModel(corpus, normalize=True)

Bases: TransformationABC

Objects of this class realize the transformation between word-document co-occurrence matrix (int) into a locally/globally weighted matrix (positive floats).

This is done by a log entropy normalization, optionally normalizing the resulting documents to unit length. The following formulas explain how o compute the log entropy weight for term i in document j:

local\_weight_{i,j} = log(frequency_{i,j} + 1)

P_{i,j} = \frac{frequency_{i,j}}{\sum_j frequency_{i,j}}

global\_weight_i = 1 + \frac{\sum_j P_{i,j} * log(P_{i,j})}{log(number\_of\_documents + 1)}

final\_weight_{i,j} = local\_weight_{i,j} * global\_weight_i


>>> from gensim.models import LogEntropyModel
>>> from gensim.test.utils import common_texts
>>> from gensim.corpora import Dictionary
>>> dct = Dictionary(common_texts)  # fit dictionary
>>> corpus = [dct.doc2bow(row) for row in common_texts]  # convert to BoW format
>>> model = LogEntropyModel(corpus)  # fit model
>>> vector = model[corpus[1]]  # apply model to document
  • corpus (iterable of iterable of (int, int)) – Input corpus in BoW format.

  • normalize (bool, optional) – If True, the resulted log entropy weighted vector will be normalized to length of 1, If False - do nothing.

add_lifecycle_event(event_name, log_level=20, **event)

Append an event into the lifecycle_events attribute of this object, and also optionally log the event at log_level.

Events are important moments during the object’s life, such as “model created”, “model saved”, “model loaded”, etc.

The lifecycle_events attribute is persisted across object’s save() and load() operations. It has no impact on the use of the model, but is useful during debugging and support.

Set self.lifecycle_events = None to disable this behaviour. Calls to add_lifecycle_event() will not record events into self.lifecycle_events then.

  • event_name (str) – Name of the event. Can be any label, e.g. “created”, “stored” etc.

  • event (dict) –

    Key-value mapping to append to self.lifecycle_events. Should be JSON-serializable, so keep it simple. Can be empty.

    This method will automatically add the following key-values to event, so you don’t have to specify them:

    • datetime: the current date & time

    • gensim: the current Gensim version

    • python: the current Python version

    • platform: the current platform

    • event: the name of this event

  • log_level (int) – Also log the complete event dict, at the specified log level. Set to False to not log at all.


Calculates the global weighting for all terms in a given corpus and transforms the simple count representation into the log entropy normalized space.


corpus (iterable of iterable of (int, int)) – Corpus is BoW format

classmethod load(fname, mmap=None)

Load an object previously saved using save() from a file.

  • fname (str) – Path to file that contains needed object.

  • mmap (str, optional) – Memory-map option. If the object was saved with large arrays stored separately, you can load these arrays via mmap (shared memory) using mmap=’r’. If the file being loaded is compressed (either ‘.gz’ or ‘.bz2’), then `mmap=None must be set.

See also


Save object to file.


Object loaded from fname.

Return type



AttributeError – When called on an object instance instead of class (this is a class method).

save(fname_or_handle, separately=None, sep_limit=10485760, ignore=frozenset({}), pickle_protocol=4)

Save the object to a file.

  • fname_or_handle (str or file-like) – Path to output file or already opened file-like object. If the object is a file handle, no special array handling will be performed, all attributes will be saved to the same file.

  • separately (list of str or None, optional) –

    If None, automatically detect large numpy/scipy.sparse arrays in the object being stored, and store them into separate files. This prevent memory errors for large objects, and also allows memory-mapping the large arrays for efficient loading and sharing the large arrays in RAM between multiple processes.

    If list of str: store these attributes into separate files. The automated size check is not performed in this case.

  • sep_limit (int, optional) – Don’t store arrays smaller than this separately. In bytes.

  • ignore (frozenset of str, optional) – Attributes that shouldn’t be stored at all.

  • pickle_protocol (int, optional) – Protocol number for pickle.

See also


Load object from file.