Event intensity tracking in weblog collections

Viet Ha-Thuc, Yelena Mejova, Christopher Harris, Padmini Srinivasan

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Abstract

Event tracking is the task of discovering temporal patterns of events from text streams. Existing approaches for event tracking have two limitations: scalability and their inability to rule out non-relevant portions within texts in the stream 'relevant' to the event of interest. In this study, we propose a novel approach to tackle these limitations. To demonstrate our approach, we track news events across a collection of weblogs spanning a two-month time period. In particular we track variations in the intensity of discussion on a given event over time. We demonstrate that our model is capable of tracking both events and sub-events at a finer granularity. We also present in this paper our analysis of the blog dataset distributed by the conference organizers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report
Pages24-31
Number of pages8
VolumeWS-09-01
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 ICWSM Workshop - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 20 May 200920 May 2009

Other

Other2009 ICWSM Workshop
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period20/5/0920/5/09

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Ha-Thuc, V., Mejova, Y., Harris, C., & Srinivasan, P. (2009). Event intensity tracking in weblog collections. In AAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report (Vol. WS-09-01, pp. 24-31)

Event intensity tracking in weblog collections. / Ha-Thuc, Viet; Mejova, Yelena; Harris, Christopher; Srinivasan, Padmini.

AAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report. Vol. WS-09-01 2009. p. 24-31.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ha-Thuc, V, Mejova, Y, Harris, C & Srinivasan, P 2009, Event intensity tracking in weblog collections. in AAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report. vol. WS-09-01, pp. 24-31, 2009 ICWSM Workshop, San Jose, CA, United States, 20/5/09.
Ha-Thuc V, Mejova Y, Harris C, Srinivasan P. Event intensity tracking in weblog collections. In AAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report. Vol. WS-09-01. 2009. p. 24-31
Ha-Thuc, Viet ; Mejova, Yelena ; Harris, Christopher ; Srinivasan, Padmini. / Event intensity tracking in weblog collections. AAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report. Vol. WS-09-01 2009. pp. 24-31
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