Microblogging has shown a massive increase in use over the past couple of years. According to recent statistics, Twitter (the most popular microblogging platform) has over 500 million posts per day. In order to help users manage this information overload or to assess the full information potential of microblogging streams, a few summarization algorithms have been proposed. However, they are designed to work on a stream of posts filtered on a particular keyword, whereas most streams suffer from noise or have posts referring to more than one topic. Because of this, the generated summary is incomplete and even meaningless. We approach the problem of summarizing a stream and propose adding a layer of text clustering before the summarizing step. We first identify the events users are talking about in the stream, we group posts by event and then we continue by clustering each group hierarchically. We show how, by generating an agglomerative hierarchical cluster tree based on the posts and applying a summarization algorithm, the quality of the summary improves.
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- Hierarchical Clustering in Improving Microblog Stream Summarization
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