Conference Proceeding Article
With the rapid growth of social media, Twitter has become one of the most widely adopted platforms for people to post short and instant message. On the one hand, people tweets about their daily lives, and on the other hand, when major events happen, people also follow and tweet about them. Moreover, people’s posting behaviors on events are often closely tied to their personal interests. In this paper, we try to model topics, events and users on Twitter in a unified way. We propose a model which combines an LDA-like topic model and the Recurrent Chinese Restaurant Process to capture topics and events. We further propose a duration-based regularization component to find bursty events. We also propose to use event-topic affinity vectors to model the association between events and topics. Our experiments shows that our model can accurately identify meaningful events and the event-topic affinity vectors are effective for event recommendation and grouping events by topics.
Twitter, social media, tweets, Twitter posts, model, topic capture, bursty events, event identification
Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | Social Media
Data Management and Analytics
Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Seattle, Washington, 18-21 October 2013
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DIAO, Qiming and JIANG, Jing.
A Unified Model for Topics, Events and Users on Twitter. (2013). Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Seattle, Washington, 18-21 October 2013. 1869-1879. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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