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Hourly Traffic Prediction of News Stories

By Luís Marujo, Miguel Bugalho, João P. Neto and Anatole Gershman


The process of predicting news stories popularity from several news sources has become a challenge of great importance for both news producers and readers. In this paper, we investigate methods for automatically predicting the number of clicks on a news story during one hour. Our approach is a combination of additive regression and bagging applied over a M5P regression tree using a logarithmic scale (log10). The features included are social-based (social network metadata from Facebook), content-based (automatically extracted keyphrases, and stylometric statistics from news titles), and time-based. In 1 st Sapo Data Challenge we obtained 11.99 % as mean relative error value which put us in the 4 th place out of 26 participants

Topics: General Terms Algorithms, Measurement, Experimentation. Keywords Prediction, News, Clicks, Sapo Challenge, Traffic
Year: 2014
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