Accession Number:

ADA517750

Title:

From Blogs to News: Identifying Hot Topics in the Blogosphere

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AMSTERDAM UNIV (NETHERLANDS)

Report Date:

2009-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We describe the participation of the University of Amsterdams ILPS group in the blog track at TREC 2009. We focus on the top stories identification task, and take an approach that does not require the headlines of top stories to be known beforehand. We explore the feasibility of a so-called blogs to news approach given a date and a set of blog posts, identify the main topics for that date. This approach is more general than just finding top stories, but it can still be applied to the task of headline ranking. Results show that this general approach, applied to the task at hand, is among the top performing approaches in this years TREC.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE