Major Life Event Extraction from Twitter based on Congratulations/Condolences Speech Acts

@inproceedings{Li2014MajorLE,
  title={Major Life Event Extraction from Twitter based on Congratulations/Condolences Speech Acts},
  author={Jiwei Li and Alan Ritter and Claire Cardie and Eduard H. Hovy},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2014}
}
Social media websites provide a platform for anyone to describe significant events taking place in their lives in realtime. Currently, the majority of personal news and life events are published in a textual format, motivating information extraction systems that can provide a structured representations of major life events (weddings, graduation, etc. . . ). This paper demonstrates the feasibility of accurately extracting major life events. Our system extracts a fine-grained description of users… CONTINUE READING
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