Mining Cross-Lingual/Cross-Cultural Differences in Concerns and Opinions in Blogs

  • Hiroyuki Nakasaki
  • Mariko Kawaba
  • Takehito Utsuro
  • Tomohiro Fukuhara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5459)


The goal of this paper is to cross-lingually analyze multilingual blogs collected with a topic keyword. The framework of collecting multilingual blogs with a topic keyword is designed as the blog feed retrieval procedure. Mulitlingual queries for retrieving blog feeds are created from Wikipedia entries. Finally, we cross-lingually and cross-culturally compare less well known facts and opinions that are closely related to a given topic. Preliminary evaluation results support the effectiveness of the proposed framework.


blog topic analysis cultural gaps Wikipedia CLIR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Nakasaki
    • 1
  • Mariko Kawaba
    • 1
  • Takehito Utsuro
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Fukuhara
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Systems and Information EngineeringUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Research into Artifacts, Center for EngineeringUniversity of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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