Summarizing online forum discussions - Can dialog acts of individual messages help?

Sumit Bhatia, Prakhar Biyani, Prasenjit Mitra

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Abstract

A typical discussion thread in an online forum spans multiple pages involving participation from multiple users and thus, may contain multiple view-points and solutions. A user interested in the topic of discussion or having a problem similar to being discussed in the thread may not want to read all the previous posts but only a few selected posts that provide her a concise summary of the ongoing discussion. This paper describes an extractive summarization technique that uses textual features and dialog act information of individual messages to select a subset of posts. Proposed approach is evaluated using two real life forum datasets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEMNLP 2014 - 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings of the Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages2127-2131
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781937284961
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP 2014 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Oct 25 2014Oct 29 2014

Publication series

NameEMNLP 2014 - 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings of the Conference

Other

Other2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP 2014
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period10/25/1410/29/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems

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Bhatia, S., Biyani, P., & Mitra, P. (2014). Summarizing online forum discussions - Can dialog acts of individual messages help? In EMNLP 2014 - 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings of the Conference (pp. 2127-2131). (EMNLP 2014 - 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings of the Conference). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).