AAAI Publications, Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Enhancing Event Descriptions through Twitter Mining
Hristo Tanev, Maud Ehrmann, Jakub Piskorski, Vanni Zavarella

Last modified: 2012-05-20

Abstract


We describe a simple IR approach for linking news about events, detected by an event extraction system, to messages from Twitter (tweets). In particular, we explore several methods for creating event-specific queries for Twitter and provide a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the relevance and usefulness of the information obtained from the tweets. We showed that methods based on utilization of word co-occurrence clustering, domain-specific keywords and named entity recognition improve the performance with respect to a basic approach.

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