Mobile Application - Colloquial Name Location Converter

Billy Hickman
01/05/2015

Supervised by Chris B Jones, Moderated by Michael Daley

An idea to convert colloquial names into geographical locations by searching data available on Twitter and other social media API???s. The platform would be an Android application, allowing users to perform this conversion ???on-the-fly???. The data would be provided through a web service, but may also queue requests in order to gather enough data. Locations would either be gathered from the provided geo-coordinates or in the scenario in which these are not available profile locations could be used. Standard deviation could be used to try and find a bounding area, this could be presented as a bounding box or smoothed curve. The application would then display this on a map, effectively saying according to social media analysis that this is what is believed to be the location.

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