Paper: Exploiting Structured Ontology to Organize Scattered Online Opinions

ACL ID C10-1083
Title Exploiting Structured Ontology to Organize Scattered Online Opinions
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

We study the problem of integrating scat- tered online opinions. For this purpose, we propose to exploit structured ontology to obtain well-formed relevant aspects to a topic and use them to organize scattered opinions to generate a structured sum- mary. Particularly, we focus on two main challenges in implementing this idea, (1) how to select the most useful aspects from a large number of aspects in the ontology and (2) how to order the selected aspects to optimize the readability of the struc- tured summary. We propose and explore several methods for solving these chal- lenges. Experimental results on two dif- ferent data sets (US Presidents and Digital Cameras) show that the proposed methods are effective for selecting aspects that can represent the major opinions and for gen- erating c...