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Demographic inference and representative population estimates from multilingual social media data

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Social media provide access to behavioural data at an unprecedented scale and granularity. However, using these data to understand phenomena in a broader population is difficult due to their non-representativeness and the bias of statistical inference tools towards dominant languages and groups. While demographic attribute inference could be used to mitigate such bias, current techniques are almost entirely monolingual and fail to work in a global environment. We address these challenges b...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1145/3308558.3313684

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Oxford college:
Hertford College
ORCID:
0000-0002-6894-4951
Adelani, D More by this author
Grabowicz, PA More by this author
Hartmann, T More by this author
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Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery Publisher's website
Pages:
2056-2067
Publication date:
2019-05-13
Acceptance date:
2019-01-21
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Pubs id:
pubs:1003143
URN:
uri:cce88786-ab37-4bf3-8e2e-3b91fa144518
UUID:
uuid:cce88786-ab37-4bf3-8e2e-3b91fa144518
Local pid:
pubs:1003143
ISBN:
978-1-4503-6674-8

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