Geolingual Studies


Figure describing the first destination of migrants after leaving from (yellow) and last destination before returning to Ukraine (blue).

A new paper titled “The voices of the displaced: Mobility and Twitter conversations of migrants of Ukraine in 2022” has been published in the journal Information, Processing and Management. In this research, the Geolingual Studies team joined the collective effort to produce relevant information regarding the ongoing humanitarian crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine. They identified mobility patterns and the main interests, opinions and needs of migrants from Ukraine at diverse stages of their migration process based on social media data. For this, spatial analysis and natural language processing techniques were integrated to assess multilingual geolocated data produced by Twitter users who left Ukraine after the beginning of the war.