International press attention for FACT-related research on automatically determining a person’s age and gender based on their tweets:
English: New York Times – New Scientist – United Press International
Dutch: UT Nieuws – Twittermania – Volkskrant
The original research paper, to be presented at ICWSM-2013 in Boston this summer, can be found here.
As lead researcher Dong Nguyen explains in UT Nieuws, Twitter and other social media offer a new platform for transmission of folktales such as contempory legends. Being able to automatically determine age and gender will help us to investigate transmission within various groups – young and old, male and female.
And now also in Time:
Online article (July 7, 2013)
Time magazine (Sept 9, 2013)