Our publication about “What are we tweeting about? Providing Context for Twitter Analysis” is now published in the International Journal of Computer and Information Technology.
Twitter is a medium, which is primarily used for real-time communication. Due to the limitations of retrieving older tweets, archiving them is necessary to enable users to access and analyze old tweets. When analyzing tweet archives, more contexts can lead to better results. This research work aims to determine the value of context for an analysis of tweet archives. First of all the current state of the art of Twitter analysis research is discussed. Afterwards a tool called TweetCollector is introduced, which provides archiving capabilities. Additionally, a further tool for Twitter analysis called TwitterStat is developed. Finally a real-world use case is performed and discussed in depth. The research study points out that providing this context leads to better understanding of the analysis results.
Reference: Ebner, M., Altmann, T. (2014) What are we tweeting about? Providing Context for Twitter Analysis, International Journal of Computer and Information Technology, 3/6, pp. 1390 – 1397