I want what I need! Analyzing subjectivity of online forum threads

Prakhar Biyani, Cornelia Caragea, Amit Singh, Prasenjit Mitra

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Abstract

Online forums have become a popular source of information due to the unique nature of information they contain. Internet users use these forums to get opinions of other people on issues and to find factual answers to specific questions. Topics discussed in online forum threads can be subjective seeking personal opinions or non-subjective seeking factual information. Hence, knowing subjectivity orientation of threads would help forum search engines to satisfy user's information needs more effectively by matching the subjectivities of user's query and topics discussed in the threads in addition to lexical match between the two. We study methods to analyze the subjectivity of online forum threads. Experimental results on a popular online forum demonstrate the effectiveness of our methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2012 - Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Pages2495-2498
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2012
Event21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20122 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period29/10/122/11/12

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Keywords

  • online forums
  • subjectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Biyani, P., Caragea, C., Singh, A., & Mitra, P. (2012). I want what I need! Analyzing subjectivity of online forum threads. In CIKM 2012 - Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (pp. 2495-2498). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2396761.2398675