Buzz monitoring in word space

Sahlgren, Magnus and Karlgren, Jussi (2008) Buzz monitoring in word space. In: European Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (EuroISI 2008), 3-5 December 2008, Esbjerg, Denmark.



This paper discusses the task of tracking mentions of some topically interesting textual entity from a continuously and dynamically changing flow of text, such as a news feed, the output from an Internet crawler or a similar text source - a task sometimes referred to as buzz monitoring. Standard approaches from the field of information access for identifying salient textual entities are reviewed, and it is argued that the dynamics of buzz monitoring calls for more accomplished analysis mechanisms than the typical text analysis tools provide today. The notion of word space is introduced, and it is argued that word spaces can be used to select the most salient markers for topicality, find associations those observations engender, and that they constitute an attractive foundation for building a representation well suited for the tracking and monitoring of mentions of the entity under consideration.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:3435
Deposited By:Magnus Sahlgren
Deposited On:30 Jan 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:22

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