Geolocating Blogs From Their Textual Content

Clay Fink, Christine Piatko, James Mayfield, Tim Finin, and Justin Martineau

Mashups showing the geographic location of the authors of social media content are popular. They generally depend on the authors reporting their own location. For blogs, automated geolocation strategies using IP address and domain name are not adequate for determining an author's location. Instead, we detail textual geolocation techniques suitable for tagging social media data, facilitating development of geographic mashups and spatial reasoning tools.

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