GronUP: Groningen User Profiling: Notebook for PAN at CLEF 2016

Busger op Vollenbroek, M., Carlotto, T., Kreutz, T., Medvedeva, M., Pool, C., Bjerva, J., Haagsma, H. & Nissim, M., Sep-2016, Working Notes of CLEF 2016. Balog, K., Cappellato, L., Ferro, N. & Macdonald, C. (eds.). p. 846-857 (CEUR; vol. 1609).

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We trained an SVM model on tweets to perform user profiling, in terms of gender and age, on non-Twitter social media data. The system exploits features that we deemed appropriate to profile authors on social media, and that do not characterise too closely the specific usage of Twitter. Our system works on English, Dutch, and Spanish data without any language-specific tuning of features or parameters. Results on the cross-validated training set seem to indicate that features contribute rather equally to the model’s performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking Notes of CLEF 2016
EditorsKrisztian Balog, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, Craig Macdonald
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2016
EventConference and Labs of the Evaluation forum (CLEF) - Evora, Portugal
Duration: 5-Sep-20168-Sep-2016

Publication series

PublisherWorkshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


ConferenceConference and Labs of the Evaluation forum (CLEF)


Conference and Labs of the Evaluation forum (CLEF)


Evora, Portugal

Event: Conference

Related Prizes
  1. Best Performance in the 4th International Competition on Author Profiling

    Mart Busger op Vollenbroek (Recipient), Talvany Carlotto (Recipient), Tim Kreutz (Recipient), Maria Medvedeva (Recipient), Christian Pool (Recipient), Johannes Bjerva (Recipient), Hessel Haagsma (Recipient) & Malvina Nissim (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Other distinctionAcademic

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