What, where, and when

Sergey Nepomnyachiy, Bluma Gelley, Wei Jiang, Tehila Minkus
2014 Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval - GIR '14  
With the adoption of timestamps and geotags on Web data, search engines are increasingly being asked questions of "where" and "when" in addition to the classic "what." In the case of Twitter, many tweets are tagged with location information as well as timestamps, creating a demand for query processors that can search both of these dimensions along with text. We propose 3W, a search framework for geotemporal stamped documents. It exploits the structure of time-stamped data to dramatically shrink
more » ... the temporal search space and uses a shallow tree based on the spatial distribution of tweets to allow speedy search over the spatial and text dimensions. Our evaluation on 30 million tweets shows that the prototype system outperforms the baseline approach that uses a monolithic index.
doi:10.1145/2675354.2675358 dblp:conf/gir/NepomnyachiyGJM14 fatcat:e7mrj576uvdennsmxajmjq6wh4