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Mining competitor relationships from online news: A network-based approach

Mining competitor relationships from online news: A network-based approach,10.1016/j.elerap.2010.11.006,Electronic Commerce Research and Applications,

Mining competitor relationships from online news: A network-based approach   (Citations: 1)
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Identifying competitors is important for businesses. We present an approach that uses graph-theoretic measures and machine learning techniques to infer competitor relationships on the basis of structure of an intercompany network derived from company citations (cooccurrence) in online news articles. We also estimate to what extent our approach complements the commercial company profile data sources, such as Hoover’s and Mergent.
Journal: Electronic Commerce Research and Applications - ECRA , vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 418-427, 2011
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    • ...The diculty in such identication is amplied manifold when there are many more than one focal company of interest (e.g., an analyst exploring the competitive environment of a portfolio containing hundreds of companies) (Ma et al. 2009)...
    • ...However, nding the appropriate webbased cues that eectively signal competitor relationships remains a challenge (Bao et al. 2008, Ma et al. 2009)...

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