AAAI Publications, Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Time-Aware Latent Concept Expansion for Microblog Search
Taiki Miyanishi, Kazuhiro Seki, Kuniaki Uehara

Last modified: 2014-05-16

Abstract


Incorporating the temporal property of words into query expansion methods based on relevance feedback has been shown to have a significant positive effect on microblog search.In contrast to such word-based query expansion methods, we propose a concept-based query expansion method based on a temporal relevance model that uses the temporal variation of concepts (e.g., terms and phrases) on microblogs. Our model naturally extends an extremely effective existing concept-based relevance model by tracking the concept frequency over time.Moreover, the proposed model produces important concepts that are frequently used within a particular time periodassociated with a given topic, which better discriminate between relevant and non-relevant microblog documents than words.Our experiments using a corpus of microblog data (Tweets2011 corpus) show that the proposed concept-based query expansion method improves search performance significantly, especially for highly relevant documents.

Keywords


Microblog Search; Latent Concept Expansion; Time-Aware Information Retrieval; Twitter

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