Research Summaries

Back Tools for Topic Analysis in Blogs and Online Chat

Fiscal Year 2010
Division Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences
Department Computer Science
Investigator(s) Martell, Craig H.
Sponsor National Reconnaissance Office (DoD)
Summary Proposal Objective Computer mediated communication methods such as e-mail, weblogs, chat, and instant messaging have become important tools in modem society. For many uses, they have supplanted more traditional forms of communication such as written letters, facsimile, and telephone conversations. The proliferation of these tools has resulted in the accumulation of large amounts of data that might contain useful, actionable information. However, due to the dynamic nature of the media and the unstructured flow of conversation especially in weblog comments, chat and instant messaging-it is difficult to extract the meaning of a communication. Although much work has been done in the realm of e-mail and document topic detection-motivated in no small part by the desire to detect and filter spam and phishing-chat and instant messaging topic detection remain a challenge. In this research, we propose to explore techniques for retrieving topics of interest from chat and instant messaging conversations.
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