Cross-Lingual Blog Analysis based on Multilingual Blog Distillation from Multilingual Wikipedia Entries

Mariko Kawaba, Hiroyuki Nakasaki, Takehito Utsuro, Tomohiro Fukuhara

The goal of this paper is to cross-lingually analyze multilingual blogs collected with a topic keyword. The framework of collecting multilingual blogs with a topic keyword is designed as the blog distillation (feed search) procedure. Mulitlingual queries for retrieving blog feeds are created from Wikipedia entries. Finally, we cross-lingually and cross-culturally compare less well known facts and opinions that are closely related to a given topic. Preliminary evaluation results support the effectiveness of the proposed framework.

Subjects: 1.10 Information Retrieval; 13. Natural Language Processing

Submitted: Feb 15, 2008


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