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You are where you tweet: a content-based approach to geo-locating twitter users

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You are where you tweet: a content-based approach to geo-locating twitter users
We propose and evaluate a probabilistic framework for estimating a Twitter user’s city-level location based purely on the content of the user’s tweets, even in the absence of any other geospatial cues. By augmenting the massive human-powered sensing capabilities of Twitter and related microblogging services with content-derived location information, this framework can overcome the sparsity of geoenabled features in these services and enable new locationbased personalized information services, the targeting of regional advertisements, and so on. Three of the key features of the proposed approach are: (i) its reliance purely on tweet content, meaning no need for user IP information, private login information, or external knowledge bases; (ii) a classification component for automatically identifying words in tweets with a strong local geo-scope; and (iii) a lattice-based neighborhood smoothing model for refining a user’s location estimate. The system estimates k possible location...
Zhiyuan Cheng, James Caverlee, Kyumin Lee
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CIKM
Authors Zhiyuan Cheng, James Caverlee, Kyumin Lee
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