Paper: Analysis of Intention in Dialogues Using Category Trees and Its Application to Advertisement Recommendation

ACL ID I08-2083
Title Analysis of Intention in Dialogues Using Category Trees and Its Application to Advertisement Recommendation
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

We propose an intention analysis system for instant messaging applications. The system adopts Yahoo! directory as category trees, and classifies each dialogue into one of the categories of the directory. Two weighting schemes in information retrieval, i.e., tf and tf-idf, are considered in our ex- periments. In addition, we also expand Yahoo! directory with the accompanying HTML files and explore different features such as nouns, verbs, hypernym, hyponym, etc. Experiments show that category trees expanded with snippets together with noun features under tf scheme achieves a best F- score, 0.86, when only 37.46% of utter- ances are processed on the average. This methodology is employed to recommend advertisements relevant to the dialogue.