Identifying bloggers' residential areas

Norihito Yasuda, Tsutomu Hirao, Jun Suzuki, Hideki Isozaki

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This paper proposes a method to infer bloggers' residential areas. Identifying bloggers' residential areas will be useful as another axis to retrieve weblogs or for tasks that resolve ambiguous objects in terms of geographic contexts. Our method focuses on the local context of geographic location terms and uses binary classifiers to decide whether the context is indicating the writer's residential areas. Experimental results show that the method correctly estimated the residential prefecture out of 47 prefectures in Japan at a 50.7% accuracy rate for bloggers who wrote a geographic location term at least once.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Approaches to Analyzing Weblogs - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Mar 272006 Mar 29

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Conference2006 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA


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