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Tweet Timeline Generation via Graph-Based Dynamic Greedy Clustering

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When searching a query in the microblogging, a user would typically receive an archive of tweets as part of a retrospective piece on the impact of social media. For ease of understanding the retrieved tweets, it is useful to produce a summarized timeline about a given topic. However, tweet timeline generation is quite challenging due to the noisy and temporal characteristics of microblogs. In this paper, we propose a graph-based dynamic greedy clustering approach, which considers the coverage, relevance and novelty of the tweet timeline. First, tweet embedding representation is learned in order to construct the tweet semantic graph. Based on the graph, we estimate the coverage of timeline according to the graph connectivity. Furthermore, we integrate a noise tweet elimination component to remove noisy tweets with the lexical and semantic features based on relevance and novelty. Experimental results on public Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) Twitter corpora demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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The work reported in this paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant 61370116. We thank anonymous reviewers for their beneficial comments.

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Fan, F., Qiang, R., Lv, C., Zhao, W.X., Yang, J. (2015). Tweet Timeline Generation via Graph-Based Dynamic Greedy Clustering. In: Zuccon, G., Geva, S., Joho, H., Scholer, F., Sun, A., Zhang, P. (eds) Information Retrieval Technology. AIRS 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 9460. Springer, Cham.

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