Comparing Twitter Summarization Algorithms for Multiple Post Summaries


Due to the sheer volume of text generated by a micro log site like Twitter, it is often difficult to fully understand what is being said about various topics. In an attempt to understand micro logs better, this paper compares algorithms for extractive summarization of micro log posts. We present two algorithms that produce summaries by selecting several posts from a given set. We evaluate the generated summaries by comparing them to both manually produced summaries and summaries produced by several leading traditional summarization systems. In order to shed light on the special nature of Twitter posts, we include extensive analysis of our results, some of which are unexpected.

IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom)