Tell me more, not just "more of the same"

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Tell me more, not just "more of the same"
The Web makes it possible for news readers to learn more about virtually any story that interests them. Media outlets and search engines typically augment their information with links to similar stories. It is up to the user to determine what new information is added by them, if any. In this paper we present Tell Me More, a system that performs this task automatically: given a seed news story, it mines the web for similar stories reported by different sources and selects snippets of text from those stories which offer new information beyond the seed story. New content may be classified as supplying: additional quotes, additional actors, additional figures and additional information depending on the criteria used to select it. In this paper we describe how the system identifies new and informative content with respect to a news story. We also show that providing an explicit categorization of new information is more useful than a binary classification (new/not-new). Lastly, we show ...
Francisco Iacobelli, Larry Birnbaum, Kristian J. H
Added 17 Mar 2010
Updated 17 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where IUI
Authors Francisco Iacobelli, Larry Birnbaum, Kristian J. Hammond
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