AAAI Publications, Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

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EviDense: A Graph-Based Method for Finding Unique High-Impact Events with Succinct Keyword-Based Descriptions
Oana Balalau, Carlos Castillo, Mauro Sozio

Last modified: 2018-06-15


Despite the significant efforts made by the research community in recent years, automatically acquiring valuable information about high impact-events from social media remains challenging. We present EVIDENSE, a graph-based approach for finding high-impact events (such as disaster events) in social media. Our evaluation shows that our method outperforms state-of-the-art approaches for the same problem, in terms of having higher precision, lower number of duplicates, while providing a keyword-based description that is succinct and informative.


event detection; disaster events; graph mining

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