An interactive interface for visualizing events on Twitter

McMinn, A. J., Tsvetkov, D., Yordanov, T., Patterson, A., Szk, R., Rodriguez Perez, J. A. and Jose, J. M. (2014) An interactive interface for visualizing events on Twitter. In: 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia, 6-11 Jul 2014, pp. 1271-1272. ISBN 9781450322577 (doi:10.1145/2600428.2611189)

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Abstract

In recent years, social media has become one of the most popular tools for discovering and following breaking news and ongoing events. However tools and interfaces have lagged behind users' expectations, with current tools making it difficult to discover new events and failing to provide a solution to the problem of information overload. We have developed an interactive interface for visualizing events, backed by a state-of-the-art event detection approach, which is able to detect, track and summarize events in real-time. Our interface provides up-to-the-second information about ongoing events in an easy to understand manner, including category information, temporal distribution, and location information -- all of which was previously unobtainable in real-time.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jose, Professor Joemon and Rodriguez Perez, Mr Jesus and MCMINN, Andrew and Tsvetkov, Mr Daniel and Patterson, Mr Andrew
Authors: McMinn, A. J., Tsvetkov, D., Yordanov, T., Patterson, A., Szk, R., Rodriguez Perez, J. A., and Jose, J. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450322577
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
572791LiMoSINe: Linguistically Motivated Semantic aggregatIon eNginesJoemon JoseEuropean Commission (EC)288024COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE