Extracting and modeling commuting networks from social media communication
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Commuting networks describe the flows of individuals from one location to another. These networks are present in many different application scenarios, including traffic modeling, infrastructure planning, and epidemic simulation. Traditionally, commuting networks are created using data from costly and outdated surveys. This dissertation shows how individual's location information can be data mined from social media communication and be used to build commuting networks. Some of the problems discussed in this dissertation include the quality aspects of location information obtained from social media ...