Amazon is now automatically generating pull quotes from similar customer reviews: How are they doing that?
May 2, 2012 11:45 AM Subscribe
Amazon recently started featuring pull quotes on product reviews that are automatically compiled from 'similar' customer statements. For example, take a look at top of the reviews section for an iPad
At first I thought these might be manually maintained on popular products, but the pull quotes exist for some pretty obscure items with only a handful of reviews. They are obviously being procedurally compiled. I'm working on a project where this exact type of natural language processing could be very useful.
Is there a preexisting library available that offers functionality similar to what Amazon is doing here? Or could anybody point me in the right direction for understand the technology behind this better?
posted by csimpkins to computers & internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite