Paper: Generating Supplementary Travel Guides from Social Media

ACL ID C14-1158
Title Generating Supplementary Travel Guides from Social Media
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

In this paper we study how to summarize travel-related information in forum threads to gener- ate supplementary travel guides. Such summaries presumably can provide additional and more up-to-date information to tourists. Existing multi-document summarization methods have limita- tions for this task because (1) they do not generate structured summaries but travel guides usually follow a certain template, and (2) they do not put emphasis on named entities but travel guides often recommend points of interest to travelers. To overcome these limitations, we propose to use a latent variable model to align forum threads with the section structure of well-written travel guides. The model also assigns section labels to named entities in forum threads. We then propose to modify an ILP-based summariz...