Exploiting Text and Network Context for Geolocation of Social Media Users

HLT 2015 Afshin RahimiDuy VuTrevor CohnTimothy Baldwin

Research on automatically geolocating social media users has conventionally been based on the text content of posts from a given user or the social network of the user, with very little crossover between the two, and no bench-marking of the two approaches over compara- ble datasets. We bring the two threads of research together in first proposing a text-based method based on adaptive grids, followed by a hybrid network- and text-based method... (read more)

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