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Comments-Oriented Blog Summarization by Sentence Meishan Hu, Aixin Sun and Ee-Peng Lim

Summary: Comments-Oriented Blog Summarization by Sentence
Meishan Hu, Aixin Sun and Ee-Peng Lim
Centre for Advanced Information Systems
School of Computer Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Much existing research on blogs focused on posts only, ignor-
ing their comments. Our user study conducted on summa-
rizing blog posts, however, showed that reading comments
does change one's understanding about blog posts. In this
research, we aim to extract representative sentences from
a blog post that best represent the topics discussed among
its comments. The proposed solution first derives repre-
sentative words from comments and then selects sentences
containing representative words. The representativeness of
words is measured using ReQuT (i.e., Reader, Quotation,
and Topic). Evaluated on human labeled sentences, ReQuT
together with summation-based sentence selection showed


Source: Aixin, Sun - School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences