Retro: Time-Based Exploration of Product Reviews

  • Jannik Strötgen
  • Omar Alonso
  • Michael Gertz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7224)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jannik Strötgen
    • 1
  • Omar Alonso
    • 2
  • Michael Gertz
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Microsoft Corp.Mountain ViewUSA

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