Jasmine: a real-time local-event detection system based on geolocation information propagated to microblogs

@inproceedings{Watanabe2011JasmineAR,
  title={Jasmine: a real-time local-event detection system based on geolocation information propagated to microblogs},
  author={Kazufumi Watanabe and Masanao Ochi and Makoto Okabe and Rikio Onai},
  booktitle={CIKM},
  year={2011}
}
We propose a system for detecting local events in the real-world using geolocation information from microblog documents. A local event happens when people with a common purpose gather at the same time and place. To detect such an event, we identify a group of Twitter documents describing the same theme that were generated within a short time and a small geographic area. Timestamps and geotags are useful for finding such documents, but only 0.7% of documents are geotagged and not sufficient for… CONTINUE READING
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