Extracting structured event representations from social media

01 October 2014 → 01 October 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Computer hardware
    • Computer theory
    • Scientific computing
    • Other computer engineering, information technology and mathematical engineering
social media event detection
Project description

Social media offer a wealth of information, often complementary with respect to more tradiational

information sources (such as web pages from TV channels or journals). This research aims at extracting events from social media streams (typically Twitter), also extracting event attributes. Algorithms to achieve this will be evaluated through a posteriori knowledge gathered from parallel information channels.