Towards Real-Time, Country-Level Location Classification of Worldwide Tweets

  title={Towards Real-Time, Country-Level Location Classification of Worldwide Tweets},
  author={Arkaitz Zubiaga and Alex Voss and Rob Procter and Maria Liakata and Bo Wang and Adam Tsakalidis},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering},
The increase of interest in using social media as a source for research has motivated tackling the challenge of automatically geolocating tweets, given the lack of explicit location information in the majority of tweets. In contrast to much previous work that has focused on location classification of tweets restricted to a specific country, here we undertake the task in a broader context by classifying global tweets at the country level, which is so far unexplored in a real-time scenario. We… CONTINUE READING
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