Hierarchical geographical modeling of user locations from social media posts

  title={Hierarchical geographical modeling of user locations from social media posts},
  author={Amr Ahmed and Liangjie Hong and Alexander J. Smola},
With the availability of cheap location sensors, geotagging of messages in online social networks is proliferating. For instance, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Google+ provide these services both explicitly by letting users choose their location or implicitly via a sensor. This paper presents an integrated generative model of location and message content. That is, we provide a model for combining distributions over locations, topics, and over user characteristics, both in terms of location… CONTINUE READING
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