Paper: Matching Reviews to Objects using a Language Model

ACL ID D09-1064
Title Matching Reviews to Objects using a Language Model
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

We develop a general method to match un- structured text reviews to a structured list of objects. For this, we propose a lan- guage model for generating reviews that incorporates a description of objects and a generic review language model. This mix- ture model gives us a principled method to find, given a review, the object most likely to be the topic of the review. Extensive experiments and analysis on reviews from Yelp show that our language model-based method vastly outperforms traditional tf- idf-based methods.