Twitter based Realtime Event-Location Detector

KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 301-308, Aug. 2015
10.3745/KTSDE.2015.4.8.301, Full Text:


SNS is a web-based online platform service supporting the formation of relations between users. SNS users have usually used a desktop or laptop for this purpose so far. However, the number of SNS users is greatly increasing and their access to the web is improving with the spread of smart phones. They share their daily lives with other users through SNSs. We can detect events if we analyze the contents that are left by SNS users, where the individual acts as a sensor. Such analyses have already been attempted by many researchers. In particular, Twitter is used in related spheres in various ways, because it has structural characteristics suitable for detecting events. However, there is a limitation concerning the detection of events and their locations. Thus, we developed a system that can detect the location immediately based on the district mentioned in Twitter. We tested whether the system can function in real time and evaluated its ability to detect events that occurred in reality. We also tried to improve its detection efficiency by removing noise.

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Cite this article
[IEEE Style]
J. Yim and B. Y. Hwang, "Twitter based Realtime Event-Location Detector," KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 301-308, 2015. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2015.4.8.301.

[ACM Style]
Junyeob Yim and Byung Yeon Hwang. 2015. Twitter based Realtime Event-Location Detector. KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, 4, 8, (2015), 301-308. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2015.4.8.301.