News Media Analysis Using Focused Crawl and Natural Language Processing: Case of Lithuanian News Websites

  • Tomas Krilavičius
  • Žygimantas Medelis
  • Jurgita Kapočiūtė-Dzikienė
  • Tomas Žalandauskas
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 319)

Abstract

The amount of information that is created, used or stored is growing exponentially and types of data sources are diverse. Most of it is available as an unstructured text. Moreover, considerable part of it is available on-line, usually accessible as Internet resources. It is too expensive or even impossible for humans to analyze all the resources for a required information. Classical Information Technology techniques are not sufficient to process such amounts of information and render it in a form convenient for further analysis. Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) provide a number of instruments for information analysis and retrieval. In this paper we present a combined application of NLP and IR for Lithuanian media analysis. We demonstrate that a combination of IR and NLP tools with appropriate changes can be successfully applied to Lithuanian media texts.

Keywords

Information Retrieval Natural Language Processing stemming focused crawl Lithuanian language 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomas Krilavičius
    • 1
  • Žygimantas Medelis
    • 2
  • Jurgita Kapočiūtė-Dzikienė
    • 1
  • Tomas Žalandauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Baltic Institute of Advanced TechnologyVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.UAB “Tokenmill”Lithuania

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