Towards Real-Time, Country-Level Location Classification of Worldwide Tweets

25 Apr 2016Arkaitz ZubiagaAlex VossRob ProcterMaria LiakataBo WangAdam Tsakalidis

In contrast to much previous work that has focused on location classification of tweets restricted to a specific country, here we undertake the task in a broader context by classifying global tweets at the country level, which is so far unexplored in a real-time scenario. We analyse the extent to which a tweet's country of origin can be determined by making use of eight tweet-inherent features for classification... (read more)

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