Twitris v3: From Citizen Sensing to Analysis, Coordination and Action

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What can citizen sensing with a billion-plus active users and a billion-plus posts per week, along with information in shared links to news and media objects, and use of contextually relevant Web of Data and background knowledge enable us in informing, understanding and managing a broad variety of activities and events on social media? Twitris, currently in version 3, is a scalable and interactive platform which continually collects, aggregates, integrates and analyzes above forms of data, information and knowledge to give deeper analysis and insights as well as facilitate research and development on coordination and targeted actions related to any event. In this demonstration, we will show Twitris comprehensive capabilities in spatio-temporal-thematic, people-content-network and sentiment-emotion-subjectivity analyses, with examples taken from business intelligence including brand tracking and advertising campaigns, politics and international affairs (e.g., Osama bin Ladin's death, U.S. Election 2012), social/political unrests and movements (e.g., Occupy Wall Street), and disaster events (e.g., Mumbai terror attack, Hurricane Sandy). We will also demonstrate early examples of mining psycholinguistic cues which helps to correctly position our attention in the voluminous data for emergency response coordination.


Presented at the Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Cambridge, MA, July 8-10, 2013.