Leveraging structural-context similarity of Wikipedia links to predict twitter user locations
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Twitter is a widely used social media service. Several efforts have targeted understanding the patterns of information dissemination underlying this social network. A user's location is one of the most important information items relative to analyzing content. However, location information tends to be unavailable because most users do not (want to) include geo-tags in their tweets. To predict a user's location, existing approaches require voluminous training data sets of geo-tagged tweets. However, some of the characteristics of tweets, such as compact, non-traditional linguistic expressions, ...