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For the purposes of computational dialectology or other geographically bound text analysis tasks, texts must be annotated with their or their authors' location. Many texts are locatable through explicit labels but most have no explicit annotation of place. This paper describes a series of experiments to determine how positionally annotated microblog posts can be used to learn location-indicating words which then can be used to locate blog texts and their authors. A Gaussian distribution is usedarXiv:1612.06671v1 fatcat:32d4ncvh5zbvtayiouommehbi4