Is Readability a Valuable Signal for Hashtag Recommendations?

Ion Madrazo Azpiazu and Maria Soledad Pera. 2016. “Is Readability a Valuable Signal for Hashtag Recommendations?”. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016 Poster Proceedings).


We present an initial study examining the benefits of incorporating readability indicators in social network-related tasks. In order to do so, we introduce TweetRead, a readability assessment tool specifically designed for Twitter and use it to inform the hashtag prediction process, highlighting the importance of a readability signal in recommendation tasks.