Measuring the Interestingness of News Articles Metadata

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  • Main Title Measuring the Interestingness of News Articles


  • Author: Pon, R K
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Cardenas, A F
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Buttler, D J
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Livermore, California
    Additional Info: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA


  • Creation: 2007-09-24


  • English


  • Content Description: An explosive growth of online news has taken place. Users are inundated with thousands of news articles, only some of which are interesting. A system to filter out uninteresting articles would aid users that need to read and analyze many articles daily, such as financial analysts and government officials. The most obvious approach for reducing the amount of information overload is to learn keywords of interest for a user (Carreira et al., 2004). Although filtering articles based on keywords removes many irrelevant articles, there are still many uninteresting articles that are highly relevant to keyword searches. A relevant article may not be interesting for various reasons, such as the article's age or if it discusses an event that the user has already read about in other articles. Although it has been shown that collaborative filtering can aid in personalized recommendation systems (Wang et al., 2006), a large number of users is needed. In a limited user environment, such as a small group of analysts monitoring news events, collaborative filtering would be ineffective. The definition of what makes an article interesting--or its 'interestingness'--varies from user to user and is continually evolving, calling for adaptable user personalization. Furthermore, due to the nature of news, most articles are uninteresting since many are similar or report events outside the scope of an individual's concerns. There has been much work in news recommendation systems, but none have yet addressed the question of what makes an article interesting.
  • Physical Description: PDF-file: 17 pages; size: 0.4 Mbytes


  • Keyword: Recommendations
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 General And Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Explosives


  • Journal Name: Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining ? 2nd Edition, vol. 3, n/a, August 1, 2008, pp. 1194-1199


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: UCRL-JRNL-235441
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 943827
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc895497