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  Author(s): F. Kokkoras, E. Lampridou, K. Ntonas, I. Vlahavas.

Title: “MOpiS: a Multiple Opinion Summarizer”.

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Keywords: web mining, opinion mining, summarization, ahp.

Appeared in: Proc. 5th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 5138, J. Darzentas et al. (Ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 110-122, Syros, Greece, 2008.

Abstract: Product reviews written by on-line shoppers is a valuable source of information for potential new customers who desire to make an informed purchase decision. Manually processing quite a few dozens, or even hundreds, of reviews for a single product is tedious and time consuming. Although there exist mature and generic text summarization techniques, they are focused primarily on article type content and do not perform well on short and usually repetitive snippets of text found at on-line shops. In this paper, we propose MOpiS, a multiple opinion summarization algorithm that generates improved summaries of product reviews by taking into consideration metadata information that usually accompanies the on-line review text. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach with experimental results.

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