Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Latent Attribute Detection in Social Media

@inproceedings{Rao2011HierarchicalBM,
  title={Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Latent Attribute Detection in Social Media},
  author={Delip Rao and Michael J. Paul and Clayton Fink and David Yarowsky and Timothy Oates and Glen Coppersmith},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2011}
}
We present several novel minimally-supervised models for detecting latent attributes of social media users, with a focus on ethnicity and gender. Previous work on ethnicity detection has used coarse-grained widely separated classes of ethnicity and assumed the existence of large amounts of training data such as the US census, simplifying the problem. Instead, we examine content generated by users in addition to name morphophonemics to detect ethnicity and gender. Further, we address this… CONTINUE READING
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