Maarten de Rijke
Microblogs have become an important source of information for the purpose of marketing, intelligence, and reputation management. Streams of microblogs are of great value because of their direct and real-time nature. Understanding what's happening is not always obvious. Trying to determine patterns so as to inform future behavior is sometimes highly non-trivial.
In the talk I wil present recent and ongoing work on semantic aspects of Twitter, including semantic linking, tracking election issues, predicting movie ratings, identifying aspects, and mining the future through the plans that people share online.
The talk is based on joint work with Matthias Breuss, Edgar Meij, Bhui Minh, Andrei Oghina, Ork de Rooij, Damiano Spina, Manos Tsagkias, Wouter Weerkamp.