Predicting the Evolution of Narratives in Social Media

Aug 14 2017

Building on our work on narratives and social media at the 15th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD’17) we have a paper entitled: “Predicting the Evolution of Narratives in Social Media.” In the paper we discuss briefly the challenges that social media poses with respect to understanding narratives and propose a framework that […]

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Zika in Twitter: Health Narratives

Apr 21 2017

Continuing our work on geosocial analysis we recently had a paper entitled “Zika in Twitter: Temporal Variations of Locations, Actors, and Concepts” published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Public Health and Surveillance. In the paper we explored how health narratives and event storylines pertaining to the recent Zika outbreak emerged in social media […]

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Geovisualization of Social Media

Mar 10 2017

In the recently released “The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology” we were asked to write a brief entry entitled “geovisualization of social media“. Below is a summary of  our chapter: The proliferation of social media over the last decade is presenting substantial computational challenges associated with the management, processing, analysis […]

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User-Generated Big Data and Urban Morphology

Nov 04 2016

Continuing our work with crowdsourcing and geosocial analysis we recently had a paper published in a special issue of the  Built Environment journal entitled “User-Generated Big Data and Urban Morphology.” The theme of the special issue is: “Big Data and the City” which was guest edited by Mike Batty and includes 12 papers.  To quote […]

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Demarcating New Boundaries: Mapping Virtual Polycentric Communities through Social Media Content

The proliferation of social media has led to the emergence of a new type of geospatial information that defies the conventions of authoritative or volunteered geographic information, yet can be harvested to reveal unique and dynamic information about people and their activities.