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Learning online discussion structures by conditional random fields

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Learning online discussion structures by conditional random fields
Online forum discussions are emerging as valuable information repository, where knowledge is accumulated by the interaction among users, leading to multiple threads with structures. Such replying structure in each thread conveys important information about the discussion content. Unfortunately, not all the online forum sites would explicitly record such replying relationship, making it hard for both users and computers to digest the information buried in a discussion thread. In this paper, we propose a probabilistic model in the Conditional Random Fields framework to predict the replying structure for a threaded online discussion. Different from previous replying relation reconstruction methods, most of which fail to consider dependency between the posts, we cast the problem as a supervised structure learning problem to incorporate the features capturing the structural dependency and learn their relationship. Experiment results on three different online forums show that the proposed...
Hongning Wang, Chi Wang, ChengXiang Zhai, Jiawei H
Added 17 Sep 2011
Updated 17 Sep 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where SIGIR
Authors Hongning Wang, Chi Wang, ChengXiang Zhai, Jiawei Han
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