Retro: Time-Based Exploration of Product Reviews
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- Strötgen J., Alonso O., Gertz M. (2012) Retro: Time-Based Exploration of Product Reviews. In: Baeza-Yates R. et al. (eds) Advances in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7224. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Most e-commerce websites organize and present product reviews around ratings with hardly any feature to view them in a time-oriented way. Often, there is a way to sort reviews by time but no further temporal analysis is possible. Thus, usually, only few reviews are part of a user’s review analysis process, and there is no way to analyze all reviews of a product collectively. In this paper, we describe Retro, a search engine for exploring product reviews using temporal information.