Real-Time Analysis and Mining of Social Streams
Papers from the 2012 ICWSM Workshop
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Damiano Spina, Maarten de Rijke, Markus Strohmaier, Mor Naaman, Workshop Cochairs
The recent increase of real-time data provided by users on social networking services has leveraged an importance gain of the real-time processing of social streams. Processing the streams in real-time can help enhance search engines, news media, and many other systems by feeding them with fresh knowl- edge about current affairs. Performing such analysis in real-time is of utmost importance for early reporting of breaking news, events, trends, and any other knowledge related to current affairs. However, analyzing social streams in real-time makes the task more challenging as it requires making decisions without clue of what will be next in the stream. The Real-Time Analysis and Mining of Social Streams workshop aimed to bring together experts in the real-time analysis and mining of social streams, as well as to further develop and exchange knowledge around these tasks.