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Real-time timeline summarisation for high-impact events in Twitter

Zhou, Yiwei; Kanhabua, N.; Cristea, A.I.

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Authors

Yiwei Zhou

N. Kanhabua



Contributors

Gal A. Kaminka
Editor

Maria Fox
Editor

Paolo Bouquet
Editor

Eyke Hüllermeier
Editor

Virginia Dignum
Editor

Frank Dignum
Editor

Frank van Harmelen
Editor

Abstract

Twitter has become a valuable source of event-related information, namely, breaking news and local event reports. Due to its capability of transmitting information in real-time, Twitter is further exploited for timeline summarisation of high-impact events, such as protests, accidents, natural disasters or disease outbreaks. Such summaries can serve as important event digests where users urgently need information, especially if they are directly affected by the events. In this paper, we study the problem of timeline summarisation of high-impact events that need to be generated in real-time. Our proposed approach includes four stages: classification of realworld events reporting tweets, online incremental clustering, postprocessing and sub-events summarisation. We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of different stages on the “Ebola outbreak” tweet stream, and compare our approach with several baselines, to demonstrate its effectiveness. Our approach can be applied as a replacement of a manually generated timeline and provides early alarms for disaster surveillance.

Citation

Zhou, Y., Kanhabua, N., & Cristea, A. (2016). Real-time timeline summarisation for high-impact events in Twitter. In G. A. Kaminka, M. Fox, P. Bouquet, E. Hüllermeier, V. Dignum, F. Dignum, & F. van Harmelen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 29 August–2 September 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands (1158-1166). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-672-9-1158

Conference Name ECAI 2016
Conference Location The Hague
Acceptance Date Jun 8, 2016
Online Publication Date Aug 24, 2016
Publication Date Aug 24, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 11, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jul 31, 2018
Publisher IOS Press
Volume 285
Pages 1158-1166
Series Title Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Book Title Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 29 August–2 September 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands.
ISBN 9781614996712
DOI https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-672-9-1158
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1145227
Related Public URLs http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/81924/

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This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms
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