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P-GENT: Privacy-Preserving Geocoding of Non-Geotagged Tweets

S Wang, R Sinnott, S Nepal

IEEE Explore | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 IEEE. With the widespread proliferation of location-aware devices and social media applications, more and more people share information on location-based social networks such as Twitter. Such data can be beneficial to better plan and manage individual's activities and other social applications, e.g., location-based advertisement or recommendation. However, only a very small proportion of tweets are geotagged due to privacy concerns or lack of underlying positioning infrastructures. Hence it is meaningful to estimate the geographic information for non-geotagged tweets, i.e., geocoding, which can help to improve the applicability and utility of social media data. Contrary to existing ge..

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