Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology

Extending associative classifier to detect helpful online reviews with uncertain classes

Authors
Zunqiang Zhang, Yue Ma, Guoqing Chen, Qiang Wei
Corresponding Author
Zunqiang Zhang
Available Online June 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifsa-eusflat-15.2015.160How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Review helpfulness, binary classification, class probability, associative classifier
Abstract

While online product reviews are valuable sources of information to facilitate consumers’ purchase decisions, it is deemed meaningful and important to distinguish helpful reviews from unhelpful ones for consumers fac-ing huge amounts of reviews nowadays. Thus, in light of review classification, this paper proposes a novel ap-proach to identifying review helpfulness. In doing so, a Bayesian inference is introduced to estimate the proba-bilities of the reviews belonging to respective classes, which differs from the traditional approach that only assigns class labels in a binary manner. Furthermore, an extended fuzzy associative classifier, namely GARCfp, is developed to train review helpfulness classification models based on review class probabilities and fuzzily partitioned review feature values. Finally, data experi-ments conducted on the reviews from amazon.com re-veal the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
June 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-77-6
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifsa-eusflat-15.2015.160How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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