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A Twitter Dataset of 40+ million tweets related to COVID-19

Banda, Juan M.; Tekumalla, Ramya;
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  • Published: 23 Mar 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Due to the relevance of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are releasing our dataset of tweets acquired from the Twitter Stream related to COVID-19 chatter. The first 9 weeks of data (from January 1st, 2020 to March 11th, 2020) contain very low tweet counts as we filtered other data we were collecting for other research purposes, however, one can see the dramatic increase as the awareness for the virus spread. Dedicated data gathering started from March 11th to March 22nd which yielded over 4 million tweets a day. The data collected from the stream captures all languages, but the higher prevalence are: English, Spanish, and French. We release all tweets and retwee...
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free text keywords: social media, twitter, nlp, covid-19, covid19
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