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Automatic Detection of News Articles of Interest to Regional Communities


Robin M. E. Swezey, Hiroyuki Sano, Shun Shiramatsu, Tadachika Ozono, Toramatsu Shintani


Vol. 12  No. 6  pp. 99-106


In this paper, we devise an approach for identifying and classifying contents of interest related to geographic communities from news articles streams. We first conduct a short study on related works, and then present our approach, which consists in 1) filtering out contents irrelevant to communities and 2) classifying the remaining relevant news articles. Using a confidence threshold, the filtering and classification tasks can be performed in one pass using the weights learned by the same algorithm. We use Bayesian text classification, and because of important empiric class imbalance in Web-crawled corpora, we test several approaches: Na?ve Bayes, Complementary Na?ve Bayes, use of {1,2,3}-Grams, and use of oversampling. We find out in our testing experiment on Japanese prefectures that 3-gram CNB with oversampling is the most effective approach in terms of precision, while retaining acceptable training time and testing time.


Web Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Semantic Web