Event detection in Twitter stream using weighted dynamic heartbeat graph approach

Zafar SAEED, Rabeeh Ayaz ABBASI, Muhammad Imran RAZZAK, Guandong XU

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Abstract

Tweets about everyday events are published on Twitter. Detecting such events is a challenging task due to the diverse and noisy contents of Twitter. In this paper, we propose a novel approach named Weighted Dynamic Heartbeat Graph (WDHG) to detect events from the Twitter stream. Once an event is detected in a Twitter stream, WDHG suppresses it in later stages, in order to detect new emerging events. This unique characteristic makes the proposed approach sensitive to capture emerging events efficiently. Experiments are performed on three real-life benchmark datasets: FA Cup Final 2012, Super Tuesday 2012, and the US Elections 2012. Results show considerable improvement over existing event detection methods in most cases. Copyright © 2019 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
JournalIEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Citation

Saeed, Z., Abbasi, R. A., Razzak, M. I., & Xu, G. (2019). Event detection in Twitter stream using weighted dynamic heartbeat graph approach. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 14(3), 29-38. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCI.2019.2919395

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