Finding local experts on twitter

Zhiyuan Cheng, James Caverlee, Himanshu Barthwal, Vandana Bachani
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '14 Companion  
We address the problem of identifying local experts on Twitter. Specifically, we propose a local expertise framework that integrates both users' topical expertise and their local authority by leveraging over 15 million geo-tagged Twitter lists. We evaluate the proposed approach across 16 queries coupled with over 2,000 individual judgments from Amazon Mechanical Turk. Our initial experiments find significant improvement over a naive local expert finding approach, suggesting the promise of
more » ... he promise of exploiting geo-tagged Twitter lists for local expert finding.
doi:10.1145/2567948.2577354 dblp:conf/www/ChengCBB14 fatcat:dmhjhti3hfh4pghmewi2naagdq