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Studying the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Small-Scale Events in Twitter

Mousset, Paul and Pitarch, Yoann and Tamine-Lechani, Lynda Studying the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Small-Scale Events in Twitter. (2018) In: 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT 2018), 9 July 2018 - 12 July 2018 (Baltimore, Maryland, United States).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3209542.3209561


Small-scale events are emerging as attractive objects of research. On Twitter, small-scale events represent weak sensors that report things happening in specific times and places. While previous work addressed the issue of detecting such events, very little is known so far about their inherent properties. In this paper, our main objective was to analyse the spatio-temporal peculiarities of small-scale events w.r.t different levels of location granularity, and to understand the general trend of their propagation along their lifetimes. Our findings suggest that (1) users involved in small-scale events mostly gravitate not significantly far from the geographical focus; (2) events do not exhibit major peaks; and (3) there exists distinct events that we can identify from users' posts that significantly differ from topic distribution, focus concentration and propagation distance perspectives across time.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to ACM. The definitive version is available at http://dl.acm.org This papers appears in HT'18: Proceedings of the 29th on Hypertext and Social Media ISBN: 978-1-4503-5427-1 The original PDF is available at: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3209542.3209561
HAL Id:hal-02316850
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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