Towards Real-Time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams

  • Arkaitz Zubiaga
  • Damiano Spina
  • Enrique Amigó
  • Julio Gonzalo
Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext'12), 2012

We deal with shrinking the stream of tweets for scheduled events in real-time, following two steps: (i) sub-event detection, which determines if something new has occurred, and (ii) tweet selection, which picks a tweet to describe each sub-event. By comparing summaries in three languages to live reports by journalists, we show that simple text analysis methods which do not involve external knowledge lead to summaries that cover 84% of the sub-events on average, and 100% of key types of sub-events (such as goals in soccer).

@inproceedings{zubiaga2012summarization,
 author = {Zubiaga, Arkaitz and Spina, Damiano and Amig\'{o}, Enrique and Gonzalo, Julio},
 title = {Towards Real-time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media},
 series = {HT '12},
 year = {2012},
 pages = {319--320},
 doi = {10.1145/2309996.2310053}
} 
Damiano Spina
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