Hot Topic Detection in News Blog Based on W2T Methodology

  • Erzhong Zhou
  • Ning ZhongEmail author
  • Yuefeng Li
  • Jiajin Huang
Part of the Web Information Systems Engineering and Internet Technologies Book Series book series (WISE)


A social event is often unlimitedly amplified and promptly spread in blogspace, and it is valuable to correctly detect blog hot topics for managing the cyberspace. Although hot topic detection techniques have a great improvement, it is more significant o find what determines the life span of a blog topic, because the online consensus brought by the topic unavoidably experiences the real life. The W2T (Wisdom Web of Things) methodology considers the information organization and management from the perspective of Web services, which contributes to a deep understanding of online phenomena such as users’ behaviors and comments in e-commerce platforms and online social networks. This chapter first applies the W2T methodology to analyze the formation and evolution of a blog hot topic, and some influential factors which determine the development of the topic are identified to recognize hot topics. And then, the construction of a blog topic model considers information granularity in order to detect and track the evolution of the topic. Experimental results show that the proposed method for detecting the blog hot topic is feasible and effective.



The study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (61272345).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erzhong Zhou
    • 1
  • Ning Zhong
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Yuefeng Li
    • 4
  • Jiajin Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.International WIC Institute, Beijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Internet Technology, The International WIC InstituteBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Life Science and InformaticsMaebashi Institute of TechnologyMaebashiJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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