Enhancing Event Descriptions through Twitter Mining

Tanev, Hristo (Joint Research Centre, European Commission) | Ehrmann, Maud (Joint Research Centre, European Commission) | Piskorski, Jakub (Frontex) | Zavarella, Vanni (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)

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We describe a simple IR approach for linking news about events, detected by an event extraction system, to messages from Twitter (tweets). In particular, we explore several methods for creating event-specific queries for Twitter and provide a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the relevance and usefulness of the information obtained from the tweets. We showed that methods based on utilization of word co-occurrence clustering, domain-specific keywords and named entity recognition improve the performance with respect to a basic approach.