Conference Proceedings

pigeo: A Python Geotagging Tool

A Rahimi, T Cohn, T Baldwin

Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Demonstrations | The Association for Computational Linguistics | Published : 2016


We present pigeo, a Python geolocation prediction tool that predicts a location for a given text input or Twitter user. We discuss the design, implementation and application of pigeo, and empirically evaluate it. pigeo is able to geolocate informal text and is a very useful tool for users who require a free and easy-to-use, yet accurate geolocation service based on pre-trained models. Additionally, users can train their own models easily using pigeo's API.