Twitter research in New York Times

International press attention for FACT-related research on automatically determining a person’s age and gender based on their tweets:

English: New York TimesNew ScientistUnited Press International

Dutch: UT NieuwsTwittermania – 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.

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