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What’s Worthy of Comment? Content and Comment Volume in Political Blogs
Tae Yano, Noah A. Smith

Last modified: 2010-05-16

Abstract


In this paper we aim to model the relationship be- tween the text of a political blog post and the comment volume—that is, the total amount of response—that a post will receive. We seek to accurately identify which posts will attract a high-volume response, and also to gain insight about the community of readers and their interests. We design and evaluate variations on a latent- variable topic model that links text to comment volume.

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