Our paper “The Birth of Collective Memories: Analyzing Emerging Entities in Text Streams” was accepted for publication at JASIST (the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology)! Grab a pre-print here:
This paper is is:
1. My first journal paper
2. Based on Chapter 3 of my PhD thesis “Entities of Interest — Discovery in Digital Traces”
3. The first collabo on a paper (on paper) between the FD Mediagroep, Blendle, and the UvA
4. The tombstone on my academic career! (?)
In this paper we study news and social media streams spanning over 18 months, and comprising over 579 million documents, and analyze ’emergence patterns’ of entities, i.e., how a real-world entity (such as a person, organization, product, etc.) appears in these documents in the timespan between the entity’s first mention in online text streams, and when an article devoted to the entity is subsequently added to Wikipedia.