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Relevance based ranking of video comments on YouTube

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Relevance based ranking of video comments on YouTube

  1. 1. Authors University Politehnica of Bucharest Relevance-Based Ranking of Video Comments on YouTube Andrei Șerbănoiu Traian Rebedea traian.rebedea@cs.pub.ro
  2. 2. Overview • Introduction • Motivation • System architecture • Classification of relevant comments • Ranking of relevant comments • Results • Conclusions 22.09.13 Sesiunea de Licenţe - Iulie 2012 2
  3. 3. Introduction • Text classification and raking for comments on YouTube videos – First: classification whether the comment is relevant or not for the given video file – Second: ranking the relevant comments • Focus on identifying relevant information • Comments have a very small number of words – sometimes less than 10, on average of the order of tens • Relevance is evaluated with respect to the information collected from other online sources about the video 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 3
  4. 4. Existing research • We have not been able to identify any previous research in the direction of identifying relevant comments • YouTube research – Identify the relevant features of community acceptance (comments with many “likes”) – Extract the sentiment orientation – Differentiate between clean and noisy comments • Other research – Ranking Comments on the Social Web (uses Digg) 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 4
  5. 5. Motivation • The Police – Every Breath You Take 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 5
  6. 6. Motivation • Most commented video • “10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer” • 1,429,425 comments on 30th May 2013 (early morning) • How many of these comments are spam? • Which ones would be most relevant to the video? 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 6
  7. 7. Solution • Ranking of the comments according to relevance • Steps: 1. Automatically link video with other online sources relevant to it 2. Filter comments to remove noisy comments 3. Rank the remaining comments according to relevance computed using NLP techniques • Our solution works for music videos 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 7
  8. 8. System architecture 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 8
  9. 9. Processing pipeline comments = fetchYouTubeComments(); comments = filterComments(comments); commentTopics=createCommentTopics(comments) resources = getResources(wikipedia,allmusic,lyrics); for(int i=0;i<commentTopics.length;i++) { computeRelevance(commentTopics[i], resources); } 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 9
  10. 10. Preprocessing • Comments retrieved with YouTube Data API – Only used last 100 comments per video • Filter comments not written in English using JLangDetect • Extracted the main topics for each comment using Mallet => 5 topics per comment • Expanding the topics with synonyms and hypernyms from WordNet 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 10
  11. 11. Pre-classification of comments • Objective: to reduce the number of comments considered for ranking by identifying noise • Classification based on a neural network by using a set of simple linguistic features • Multilayered Perceptron implemented in Weka • Features – Number of non-ASCII characters – Number of capital letters – Number of newlines – Number of digits – Number of trivial and swear-words – Number of words in comment – Average word size – Number of punctuation marks – Common text spam count 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 11
  12. 12. Pre-classification of comments • Trained on a small corpus with 100 relevant comments and 100 noisy comments • Examples of noisy comments: – "Step 1: Pause this video Step 2: Google 'Rainymood' Step 3: Click the first link Step 4: Unpause this video Step 5: Thumbs? up this comment, enjoy and thank me later" – "Those 3,175 haters listen to? 'Techno'. “ – " IF YOU LIKE DIRTY DIANA SONG THE SINGER '' STEFANO GIORGINI '' DID A GREAT? REMAKE STEFANO IS A VERY GOOD SINGER SONGWRITER I THINK YOU WILL LIKE HIS VERSION JUST LOOK FOR '' STEFANO GIORGINI '' DIRTY DIANA" " 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 12
  13. 13. Pre-classification of comments • Results of pre-classification stage 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 13 Type of Instances No. Instances % Correctly Classified Instances 174 87.46 Incorrectly Classified Instances 26 12.54 Total Number of Instances 200 -
  14. 14. Relevance scoring stage • Initial approach • Extract topics from comments as previously mentioned (Mallet + WordNet) • Fetch Wikipedia articles for artist and song name • Score computed based in number of appearances of the topics from the comments in the articles 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 14
  15. 15. Relevance scoring stage • Second approach: topic-based scoring • Similar to the previous one, but topics are also extracted from the Wikipedia articles with Mallet • Scoring is done based on: – Number of topics extracted from each comment – Wikipedia topic matches for each comment 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 15
  16. 16. Relevance scoring stage • Third approach • Multiple-source topic-based scoring • Additional source added to the Wikipedia articles – Information from allmusic.com website on artists and songs – Information from song lyrics • Topics matched between comments and Wikipedia + Allmusic articles, plus exact match of lyrics • Final relevance score is a weighted sum of the previous factors 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 16
  17. 17. Results 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 17 Comment Relevance maybe your friend should know that being english, have a picture in abbey road and "sing" all you need is love" won't make one direction? a group like the beatles... 662 my mom said she doesn't like the beatles and she said that john was only good to look at? not to hear. my dad said, " haha so true!." i'm an orphan now. 968 you shouldn't be listening to the beatles since these seem to turn your friends into enemies! beatles are all about peace!? you are not getting their message! 983 please read this ! hey i know u just wanna listen to the song but i still have to write this hoping someone will see it and that someone will care .i'm a? young musician from croatia so this spam is my only chance to get noticed.please check out my channel and i promise u won't be sorry.i appreciate your time because music means everything to me, thank you! ? 1309 i didn't mean fight other places. i meant focus on the hurt people in your own country first, then expand to the others. if people don't agree with peace that's an opinion. not a fact, and people often take offense to opinions. there isn't? anything to take offense to, they say something that's all it is. they said it, don't put meaning to it. world peace - i meant the whole world having peace there 1639
  18. 18. Results • Difficult to assess whether the impact of the relevance measure • Interpreting the comments is subjective – Need human annotators • The order of the comments is completely different from the one presented now on YouTube (correlation lower than 0.031 for the first 100 comments) • Method 1 is also not correlated with the other two methods • Methods 2 and 3 have a higher correlation: 0.124 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 18
  19. 19. Conclusions • 2-stage method for ranking comments on YouTube • The first stage removes noisy comments • The second stage tries to link the comments with information from other web pages relevant for the video • Relevance is computed based on topic-modeling with Mallet • • Results are encouraging, but need to find a more rigorous method of assessing them • Results are better than the usual results provided by YouTube, however the processing time for each video should not be neglected 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 19
  20. 20. Thank you! • Questions? • Discussion 22.09.13 CSCS 2013 – Bucharest, Romania 20

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