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March 26-28, 2007

Analyzing Temporal Collocations in Weblogs

Chun-Yuan Teng and Hsin-Hsi Chen

With the popularity of weblogs, it is expected that weblogs contain abundant personal experiences, public opinions, and real events. In this paper, we use the temporal collocations to analyze the term-to-term associations with respect to time in weblogs. We first define a new measure of temporal collocation based on the mutual information, and then conduct experiments using our measure in weblogs. The results reveal that the temporal collocation reflects real-world semantics and real-world events that are happening over time.

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