Event Detection in Twitter

@inproceedings{Weng2011EventDI,
  title={Event Detection in Twitter},
  author={Jianshu Weng and Bu-Sung Lee},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2011}
}
Twitter, as a form of social media, is fast emerging in recent years. Users are using Twitter to report real-life events. This paper focuses on detecting those events by analyzing the text stream in Twitter. Although event detection has long been a research topic, the characteristics of Twitter make it a non-trivial task. Tweets reporting such events are usually overwhelmed by high flood of meaningless “babbles”. Moreover, event detection algorithm needs to be scalable given the sheer amount of… CONTINUE READING
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