Estimation of cross-lingual news similarities using text-mining methods

Zhouhao Wang, Enda Liu, Hiroki Sakaji, Tomoki Ito, Kiyoshi Izumi, Kota Tsubouchi, Tatsuo Yamashita

Feb 15, 2018 (modified: Feb 15, 2018) ICLR 2018 Conference Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: Every second, innumerable text data, including all kinds news, reports, messages, reviews, comments, and twits have been generated on the Internet, which is written not only in English but also in other languages such as Chinese, Japanese, French and so on. Not only SNS sites but also worldwide news agency such as Thomson Reuters News provide news reported in more than 20 languages, reflecting the significance of the multilingual information. In this research, by taking advantage of multi-lingual text resources provided by the Thomson Reuters News, we developed a bidirectional LSTM based method to calculate cross-lingual semantic text similarity for long text and short text respectively. Thus, users could understand the situation comprehensively, by investigating similar and related cross-lingual articles, when there an important news comes in.
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