Paper: Context Comparison of Bursty Events in Web Search and Online Media

ACL ID D10-1105
Title Context Comparison of Bursty Events in Web Search and Online Media
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

In this paper, we conducted a systematic com- parative analysis of language in different con- texts of bursty topics, including web search, news media, blogging, and social bookmark- ing. We analyze (1) the content similarity and predictability between contexts, (2) the cov- erage of search content by each context, and (3) the intrinsic coherence of information in each context. Our experiments show that so- cial bookmarking is a better predictor to the bursty search queries, but news media and so- cial blogging media have a much more com- pelling coverage. This comparison provides insights on how the search behaviors and so- cial information sharing behaviors of users are correlated to the professional news media in the context of bursty events.