Mining Twitter Features for Event Summarization and Rating

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We present CEST, a generic method for detection and rich summarization of events occurring in a city. CEST exploits Twitter metadata, does not need prior information on events, and is event category and structure agnostic. We developed CEST to process unstructured documents and take advantage of shorthand notations, hashtags, keywords, geographical and temporal data, as well as sentiment within tweets to both detect and summarize arbitrary events without prior knowledge. We also introduce a novel strategy that analyzes sentiment and tweeting behavior over time to create a qualitative score that captures events' overall appeal to attendees.