Detection of Football Spoilers on Twitter

  • Yuji ShiratoriEmail author
  • Yoshiki Maki
  • Satoshi Nakamura
  • Takanori Komatsu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11000)


Sports spoilers on SNS services such as Twitter, Facebook and so on spoil viewers’ enjoyment when watching recorded matches. To avoid spoilers, people sometimes stay away from SNSs. However, people often use SNSs to habitually check messages posted by their friends and build and maintain their relationships. Therefore, we need an automatic method for detecting spoilers from SNSs. In this paper, we generated a Japanese spoiler dataset on Twitter and investigated the characteristics of the spoilers to create a foothold in construction of automatic spoiler detection system. Consequently, we clarified the relationship between spoilers and the statuses of football matches. In addition, we compared three methods for detecting spoilers and show the usefulness of SVM with Status of Match method.


Blocking spoilers Machine learning Sports Football SNS Twitter 



This work was supported in part by JST ACCEL Grant Number JPMJAC1602, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuji Shiratori
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yoshiki Maki
    • 1
  • Satoshi Nakamura
    • 1
  • Takanori Komatsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Meiji UniversityNakano-KuJapan

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