Understanding and Classifying Image Tweets
Research Area: Multimedia Year: 2013
Type of Publication: In Proceedings Keywords: image tweets; analysis; microblog; classification
  • Tao Chen
  • Dongyuan Lu
  • Min-Yen Kan
  • Peng Cui
Social media platforms now allow users to share images alongside their textual posts. These image tweets make up a fast-growing percentage of tweets, but have not been studied in depth unlike their text-only counterparts. We study a large corpus of image tweets in order to uncover what people post about and the correlation between the tweet's image and its text. We show that an important functional distinction is between visually-relevant and visually-irrelevant tweets, and that we can successfully build an automated classi er utilizing text, image and social context features to distinguish these two classes, obtaining a macro F1 of 70.5%.
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