A Rule Based Approach to Message Board Topics Classification

  • Fabrizio Antonelli
  • Maria Luisa Sapino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3665)


The importance of web discussion boards is growing with the interest of sharing knowledge and doubts with colleagues in a working/studying environment. The challenge is to organize the structure of discussion boards, to make the navigation easier, and to effectively extract relevant information. Message hierarchies in web discussion boards, manually organised by users participating into the discussion, might grow uncontrolled, thus making navigation more and more difficult for users. The goal of this paper is to develop a technique to organise messages in a message board, by automatically classifying and annotating pairs of postings to guide users through discussion segments relevant to their navigational goals.


Entry Point Rule Base System Discussion Board Message Board Text Mining Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrizio Antonelli
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Sapino
    • 1
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Torino 

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