Life Cycle Modeling of News Events Using Aging Theory

  • Chien Chin Chen
  • Yao-Tsung Chen
  • Yeali Sun
  • Meng Chang Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2837)


In this paper, an adaptive news event detection method is proposed. We consider a news event as a life form and propose an aging theory to model its life span. A news event becomes popular with a burst of news reports, and it fades away with time. We incorporate the proposed aging theory into the traditional single-pass clustering algorithm to model life spans of news events. Experiment results show that the proposed method has fairly good performance for both long-running and short-term events compared to other approaches.


Time Slot Event Detection Aging Theory News Event Life Cycle Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chien Chin Chen
    • 1
  • Yao-Tsung Chen
    • 1
  • Yeali Sun
    • 2
  • Meng Chang Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information ScienceAcademia SinicaTaiwan
  2. 2.Dept. of Information ManagementNational Taiwan UniversityTaiwan

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