Track: Social Networks
BlogScope: Spatio-temporal Analysis of the Blogosphere
We present BlogScope (www.blogscope.net), a system for analyzing the Blogosphere. BlogScope is an information discovery and text analysis system that offers a set of unique features. Such features include, spatio-temporal analysis of blogs, flexible navigation of the Blogosphere through information bursts, keyword correlations and burst synopsis, as well as enhanced ranking functions for improved query answer relevance. We describe the system, its design and the features of the current version of BlogScope.