Traffic observatory: a system to detect and locate traffic events and conditions using Twitter

@inproceedings{Ribeiro2012TrafficOA,
  title={Traffic observatory: a system to detect and locate traffic events and conditions using Twitter},
  author={S{\'i}lvio S. Ribeiro and Clodoveu A. Davis and Diogo Renn{\'o} Rocha de Oliveira and Wagner Meira and Tatiana S. Gonçalves and Gisele Lobo Pappa},
  booktitle={LBSN@GIS},
  year={2012}
}
Twitter has become one of the most popular platforms for sharing user-generated content, which varies from ordinary conversations to information about recent events. Studies have already showed that the content of tweets has a high degree of correlation with what is going on in the real world. A type of event which is commonly talked about in Twitter is traffic. Aiming to help other drivers, many users tweet about current traffic conditions, and there are even user accounts specialized on the… CONTINUE READING
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