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We propose a dynamic topic model for monitoring temporal evolution of market competition by jointly leveraging tweets and their associated images. For a market of interest (e.g. luxury goods), we aim at automatically detecting the latent topics (e.g. bags, clothes, luxurious) that are competitively shared by multiple brands (e.g. Burberry, Prada, and Chanel), and tracking temporal evolution of the brands' stakes over the shared topics. One of key applications of our work is social media monitoring that can provide companies with temporal summaries of highly overlapped or discriminative topics with their major competitors. We design our model to correctly address three major challenges: multiview representation of text and images, modeling of competitiveness of multiple brands over shared topics, and tracking their temporal evolution. As far as we know, no previous model can satisfy all the three challenges. For evaluation, we analyze about 10 millions of tweets and 8 millions of associated images of the 23 brands in the two categories of luxury and beer. Through experiments, we show that the proposed approach is more successful than other candidate methods for the topic modeling of competition. We also quantitatively demonstrate the generalization power of the proposed method for three prediction tasks.

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 AuthorvolumeDate ValuetitletypejournaltitleUrldoinoteyear
2015 DynamicTopicModelingforMonitoriHao Zhang
Gunhee Kim
Eric P. Xing
Dynamic Topic Modeling for Monitoring Market Competition from Online Text and Image Data10.1145/2783258.27832932015
AuthorHao Zhang +, Gunhee Kim + and Eric P. Xing +
doi10.1145/2783258.2783293 +
proceedingsProceedings of the 21st ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining +
titleDynamic Topic Modeling for Monitoring Market Competition from Online Text and Image Data +
year2015 +