Understanding Blogs through the Lens of Readers’ Comments

International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing 2019)

Published April 7, 2019

Abhilasha Sancheti, Natwar Modani, Gautam Choudhary, Chintha Priyadarshini, Sai Sandeep Moparthi

In order to keep their audience engaged, authors need to make sure that the blogs or articles they write cater to the taste of their audience and are understood by them. With the rapid proliferation of online blogging websites, the participation of readers by expressing their opinions and reviews has also increased in the form of comments on the blogs. These comments are valuable source for the authors to understand how their audience are perceiving their blogs. We believe that associating comments to the speci c part of the blog they refer to will help author in getting insights about parts of the blog which are being discussed and the questions or concerns that readers have about those parts. Moreover, categorizing these comments will further aid the author in imbibing the comments. In this work, we describe a method to associate comments to the speci c parts of the blog and introduce a hierarchical way to categorize the comments as Suggestion, Agreement, Disagreement or Question.

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