Paper: Finding the Storyteller: Automatic Spoiler Tagging using Linguistic Cues

ACL ID C10-1047
Title Finding the Storyteller: Automatic Spoiler Tagging using Linguistic Cues
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

Given a movie comment, does it contain a spoiler? A spoiler is a comment that, when disclosed, would ruin a surprise or reveal an important plot detail. We study automatic methods to detect comments and reviews that contain spoilers and ap- ply them to reviews from the IMDB (Inter- net Movie Database) website. We develop topic models, based on Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), but using linguistic de- pendency information in place of simple features from bag of words (BOW) repre- sentations. Experimental results demon- strate the effectiveness of our technique over four movie-comment datasets of dif- ferent scales.