Paper: Content Models with Attitude

ACL ID P11-1036
Title Content Models with Attitude
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011

We present a probabilistic topic model for jointly identifying properties and attributes of social media review snippets. Our model simultaneously learns a set of properties of a product and captures aggregate user senti- ments towards these properties. This approach directly enables discovery of highly rated or inconsistent properties of a product. Our model admits an efficient variational mean- field inference algorithm which can be paral- lelized and run on large snippet collections. We evaluate our model on a large corpus of snippets from Yelp reviews to assess property and attribute prediction. We demonstrate that it outperforms applicable baselines by a con- siderable margin.