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A Data Collection for Evaluating the Retrieval of Related Tweets to News Articles

  • Axel Suarez
  • Dyaa AlbakourEmail author
  • David Corney
  • Miguel Martinez
  • José Esquivel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10772)

Abstract

Nowadays, social media users react in real-time to local and global events. Therefore, social media can be used to measure the impact of particular topics or events and to analyze public opinion. To this end, identifying and ranking social media posts, such as tweets, associated with a news article is an important information retrieval task. In this paper, we devise a new data collection to evaluate approaches for the task of related-tweet retrieval for news articles. Using two sets of (a) mainstream news articles and (b) tweets from curated newsworthy sources from the same period, we use a TREC-like pooling approach to associate news articles with relevant tweets. We also provide a benchmark for the related-tweet retrieval task by evaluating a number of retrieval approaches on this new data collection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Axel Suarez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dyaa Albakour
    • 2
    Email author
  • David Corney
    • 2
  • Miguel Martinez
    • 2
  • José Esquivel
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of EssexColchesterUK
  2. 2.Signal Media Ltd.LondonUK

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