Witness Identification in Twitter

@inproceedings{Fang2016WitnessII,
  title={Witness Identification in Twitter},
  author={Rui Fang and Armineh Nourbakhsh and Xiaomo Liu and Sameena Shah and Quanzhi Li},
  booktitle={SocialNLP@EMNLP},
  year={2016}
}
Identifying witness accounts is important for rumor debunking, crises management, and basically any task that involves on the ground eyes. The prevalence of social media has provided citizen journalism with scale and eye witnesses prominence. However, the amount of noise on social media also makes it likely that witness accounts get buried too deep in the noise and are never discovered. In this paper, we explore automatic witness identification in Twitter during emergency events. We attempt to… 

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