Quantitative Analysis of Traditional Cultural Policy Texts Based on the LDA Topic Model — With the Thirteenth Five-Year Period as an Example
In this paper, the traditional cultural policy documents promulgated by China during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period were collected, and an analysis was conducted to trace the evolution of traditional cultural policy. This was done by means of Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), one of the most popular topic modeling methods. The results of the analysis led to the following conclusions. 1) Spatial dimension: during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, the policies of Eastern China focus on the cultural inheritance of university bases and the protection of historical and cultural inheritance; the policies of the central China are concentrated on cultural research, arts and culture education; the policies in Western China focus on supporting
ethnic-cultural talents and bringing opera into campuses. 2) Time dimension: the intensity of the policy theme “cultural inheritance of university bases” in Eastern China exhibits a trend marked by first rising, then falling, and finally rising; the Central China policy emphasizes cultural research, while the last year of the Plan focuses on the protection and inheritance of cultural heritage; the policy for Western China aims to cultivate talents for the promotion of national culture in the first four years and integrate opera into campus activities in the fifth year. The results of the analysis provide a decision-making reference for the formulation of future government policies.
Keywords: LDA Topic Model; Quantitative Analysis; Policy Text; Traditional Culture; Evolutionary Trend.
L. Zhang, K. Zhao, "Quantitative Analysis of Traditional Cultural Policy Texts Based on the LDA Topic
Model - With the Thirteenth Five-Year Period as an Example", Engineering Intelligent Systems, vol. 30
no. 4, pp. 303-316, 2023.