A Twitter-Based Culture Visualization System by Analyzing Multilingual Geo-Tagged Tweets

  • Yuanyuan WangEmail author
  • Panote Siriaraya
  • Yusuke Nakaoka
  • Haruka Sakata
  • Yukiko Kawai
  • Toyokazu Akiyama
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11279)


This paper presents a novel multilingual analysis of Twitter for exploring cultural differences. For this, we developed a Twitter-based visualization system for food culture by analyzing the differences between locations and languages in geo-tagged tweets from European countries. A key feature of the proposed system is the ability to infer similarities in food preferences between different language users in different cities even when such preferences are not explicitly shown in existing tweets.


Multilingual Twitter analysis Culture visualization 



The work in this paper is partially supported by SCOPE of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (#171507010), JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 16H01722, 17K12686 and 17H01822.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yamaguchi UniversityUbeJapan
  2. 2.Kyoto Sangyo UniversityKita-kuJapan
  3. 3.Osaka UniversityIbarakiJapan

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