From microblogs to social images: Event analytics for situation assessment

Vivek K. Singh, Mingyan Gao, Ramesh Jain

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Abstract

With the rising popularity of microblogging sites like Twitter and Jaiku, we are seeing huge volumes of user generated spatio-temporal-thematic data being created in real time. If combined effectively, this multimedia data can be used to detect events, and understand various 'situations' as they are evolving at different spatio-temporal granularity across the world. In this work, we demonstrate the use of a 'social pixel' based approach to situation assessment. Taking inspiration from traditional image pixels which represent aggregation of photon energies at a location, we consider aggregation of user interest levels at a different geo-locations as 'social pixels'. Combining such pixels spatio-temporally allows for creation of social images and video. We demonstrate how the use of relevant media operators upon such 'images', and use of domain based rules can be used to decide relevant control action decisions to be taken at both, micro and macro levels. The ideas are showcased using a Swine flu monitoring application which uses Twitter data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval
Pages433-436
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval, MIR 2010 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Mar 29 2010Mar 31 2010

Publication series

NameMIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval

Other

Other2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval, MIR 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period3/29/103/31/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

Keywords

  • Analytics
  • Control
  • Detection
  • Microblogs
  • Situation
  • Twitter

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    Singh, V. K., Gao, M., & Jain, R. (2010). From microblogs to social images: Event analytics for situation assessment. In MIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (pp. 433-436). (MIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval). https://doi.org/10.1145/1743384.1743460