Event Identification in Social Networks [article]

Fattane Zarrinkalam, Ebrahim Bagheri
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Social networks enable users to freely communicate with each other and share their recent news, ongoing activities or views about different topics. As a result, they can be seen as a potentially viable source of information to understand the current emerging topics/events. The ability to model emerging topics is a substantial step to monitor and summarize the information originating from social sources. Applying traditional methods for event detection which are often proposed for processing
more » ... e, formal and structured documents, are less effective, due to the short length, noisiness and informality of the social posts. Recent event detection techniques address these challenges by exploiting the opportunities behind abundant information available in social networks. This article provides an overview of the state of the art in event detection from social networks.
arXiv:1606.08521v1 fatcat:wdrsmj33pjewpjzkqsvf3mheuu