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JCP 2018 Vol.13(3): 327-336 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.17706/jcp.13.3.327-336

Analysis of Major Events in Egypt Based on Twitter

Hana Anber1, Akram Salah2, A. A. Abd El-Aziz3
1Computer and Information Sciences Department, Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
2Computer Science Department, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
3Information System and Technology Department, Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

Abstract—The number of users on Twitter has increased in the Middle East since the Arab Spring in 2011. Because Egypt has become a changing country in the last few years, it faced a number of different events; that made Twitter the most appropriate virtual environment to monitor and track those events. In this paper, we study the life cycle for each event to identify the peak time and to investigate what are the most events affected on Twitter users. We tracked the most major hashtags occurred in Egypt within the period 2014−2015 and classified each one according to its impact. We have found that the peak time of the Planned-Events was on the day before and on the event day. Most of the Sudden-Events’ peak time was on the first day of the event. We also have found that users engaged more in political and public opinion events than other events.

Index Terms—Data analysis, Egypt, event life cycle, twitter.

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Cite: Hana Anber, Akram Salah, A. A. Abd El-Aziz, "Analysis of Major Events in Egypt Based on Twitter," Journal of Computers vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 327-336, 2018.

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