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Twitter anticipates bursts of requests for Wikipedia articles

Tolomei, Gabriele and Orlando, Salvatore and Ceccarelli, Diego and Lucchese, Claudio Twitter anticipates bursts of requests for Wikipedia articles. In: Proceedings of the 2013 workshop on Data-driven user behavioral modelling and mining from social media. ACM, pp. 5-8. ISBN 978-1-4503-2417-5 (2013)

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Most of the tweets that users exchange on Twitter make implicit mentions of named-entities, which in turn can be mapped to corresponding Wikipedia articles using proper Entity Linking (EL) techniques. Some of those become trending entities on Twitter due to a long-lasting or a sudden effect on the volume of tweets where they are mentioned. We argue that the set of trending entities discovered from Twitter may help predict the volume of requests for relating Wikipedia articles. To validate this claim, we apply an EL technique to extract trending entities from a large dataset of public tweets. Then, we analyze the time series derived from the hourly trending score (i.e., an index of popularity) of each entity as measured by Twitter and Wikipedia, respectively. Our results reveals that Twitter actually leads Wikipedia by one or more hours.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Users 43 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 14:40
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 15:01
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1909

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