Stretching the life of Twitter classifiers with time-stamped semantic graphs

Amparo Elizabeth Cano*, Yulan He, Harith Alani

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Abstract

Social media has become an effective channel for communicating both trends and public opinion on current events. However the automatic topic classification of social media content pose various challenges. Topic classification is a common technique used for automatically capturing themes that emerge from social media streams. However, such techniques are sensitive to the evolution of topics when new event-dependent vocabularies start to emerge (e.g., Crimea becoming relevant to War Conflict during the Ukraine crisis in 2014). Therefore, traditional supervised classification methods which rely on labelled data could rapidly become outdated. In this paper we propose a novel transfer learning approach to address the classification task of new data when the only available labelled data belong to a previous epoch. This approach relies on the incorporation of knowledge from DBpedia graphs. Our findings show promising results in understanding how features age, and how semantic features can support the evolution of topic classifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web – ISWC 2014
Subtitle of host publication13th International Semantic Web Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014, proceedings, part II
EditorsPeter Mika, Tania Tudorache, Abraham Bernstein, Chris Welty, et al
Place of PublicationChem (CH)
PublisherSpringer
Pages341-357
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-11915-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-11914-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014
Event13th International Semantic Web Conference - Riva del Garda, Italy
Duration: 19 Oct 201423 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
PublisherSpringer
Volume8797
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleISWC 2014
CountryItaly
CityRiva del Garda
Period19/10/1423/10/14

Keywords

  • concept drift
  • DBpedia
  • feature relevance decay
  • social media
  • topic detection

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    • 4 Conference publication

    EPCIS Event-Based traceability in pharmaceutical supply chains via automated generation of linked pedigrees

    Solanki, M. & Brewster, C., 31 Dec 2014, The Semantic Web – ISWC 2014: 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014, proceedings, part I. Mika, P., Tudorache, T., Bernstein, A., Welty, C. & et al (eds.). Chem (CH): Springer, p. 82-97 16 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 8796).

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  • LEAPS: a semantic web and linked data framework for the Algal biomass domain

    Solanki, M. & Skarka, J., 24 Oct 2014, ISWC-P&D 2014 : ISWC 2014 posters & demonstrations track: proceedings of the ISWC 2014 posters & demonstrations track: a track within the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014). Horridge, M., Rospocher, M. & van Ossenbruggen, J. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, p. 265-268 4 p. 46. (CEUR workshop proceedings; vol. 1272 & 1279).

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    Saif, H., He, Y., Fernández, M. & Alani, H., 31 Dec 2014, The Semantic Web – ISWC 2014: 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014, proceedings, part II. Mika, P., Tudorache, T., Bernstein, A., Welty, C. & et al (eds.). Chem (CH): Springer, p. 324-340 17 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 8797).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

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    Cano, A. E., He, Y., & Alani, H. (2014). Stretching the life of Twitter classifiers with time-stamped semantic graphs. In P. Mika, T. Tudorache, A. Bernstein, C. Welty, & et al (Eds.), The Semantic Web – ISWC 2014: 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014, proceedings, part II (pp. 341-357). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 8797). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11915-1_22