Time-aware multi-viewpoint summarization of multilingual social text streams

Zhaochun Ren, Oana Inel, Lora Aroyo, Maarten De Rijke

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Abstract

A viewpoint is a triple consisting of an entity, a topic related to this entity and sentiment towards this topic. In time-aware multi-viewpoint summarization one monitors viewpoints for a running topic and selects a small set of informative documents. In this paper, we focus on time-aware multi-viewpoint summarization of multilingual social text streams. Viewpoint drift, ambiguous entities and multilingual text make this a challenging task. Our approach includes three core ingredients: dynamic viewpoint modeling, cross-language viewpoint alignment, and, finally, multi-viewpoint summarization. Specifically, we propose a dynamic latent factor model to explicitly characterize a set of viewpoints through which entities, topics and sentiment labels during a time interval are derived jointly; we connect viewpoints in different languages by using an entity-based semantic similarity measure; and we employ an update viewpoint summarization strategy to generate a time-aware summary to reflect viewpoints. Experiments conducted on a real-world dataset demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed method for time-aware multi-viewpoint summarization of multilingual social text streams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages387-396
Number of pages10
Volume24-28-October-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016
Event25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2016 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: 24 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period24/10/1628/10/16

Keywords

  • Dynamic viewpoint modeling
  • Multi-viewpoint summarization
  • Multilingual social text streams
  • Topic modeling

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