Covid-19Tracking taps into the Twitter Streaming API and monitors tweets mentioning keywords related to the novel coronavirus disease (CoViD-19) outbreak. A machine learning system filters informative tweets. Geographical entities mentioned in tweets – such as country and city names – are identified using the GeoNames database and used to place tweets on a global map that shows events, i.e., groups of tweets that recently mentioned the same place. Ncov2019Tracking monitors the Twitter global conversation to provide an awareness tool able to follow multiple events in a georeferenced context and in real time. It does not track the virus spread rather the extent of the global discussion around the coronavirus outbreak.
Project link: cov2019tracking.org