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Selecting a characteristic set of reviews

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Selecting a characteristic set of reviews
Online reviews provide consumers with valuable information that guides their decisions on a variety of fronts: from entertainment and shopping to medical services. Although the proliferation of online reviews gives insights about different aspects of a product, it can also prove a serious drawback: consumers cannot and will not read thousands of reviews before making a purchase decision. This need to extract useful information from large review corpora has spawned considerable prior work, but so far all have drawbacks. Review summarization (generating statistical descriptions of review sets) sacrifices the immediacy and narrative structure of reviews. Likewise, review selection (identifying a subset of ‘helpful’ or ‘important’ reviews) leads to redundant or non-representative summaries. In this paper, we fill the gap between existing review-summarization and review-selection methods by selecting a small subset of reviews that together preserve the statistical properties of ...
Theodoros Lappas, Mark Crovella, Evimaria Terzi
Added 28 Sep 2012
Updated 28 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where KDD
Authors Theodoros Lappas, Mark Crovella, Evimaria Terzi
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