Dataset Open Access

A large-scale COVID-19 Twitter chatter dataset for open scientific research - an international collaboration

Banda, Juan M.; Tekumalla, Ramya; Wang, Guanyu; Yu, Jingyuan; Liu, Tuo; Ding, Yuning; Artemova, Katya; Tutubalina, Elena; Chowell, Gerardo

Version 125 of the dataset. MAJOR CHANGE NOTE: The dataset files: full_dataset.tsv.gz and full_dataset_clean.tsv.gz have been split in 1 GB parts using the Linux utility called Split. So make sure to join the parts before unzipping. We had to make this change as we had huge issues uploading files larger than 2GB's (hence the delay in the dataset releases). The peer-reviewed publication for this dataset has now been published  in Epidemiologia an MDPI journal, and can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.3390/epidemiologia2030024. Please cite this when using the dataset.

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. Since our first release we have received additional data from our new collaborators, allowing this resource to grow to its current size. Dedicated data gathering started from March 11th yielding over 4 million tweets a day. We have added additional data provided by our new collaborators from January 27th to March 27th, to provide extra longitudinal coverage. Version 10 added ~1.5 million tweets in the Russian language collected between January 1st and May 8th, gracefully provided to us by: Katya Artemova (NRU HSE) and Elena Tutubalina (KFU). From version 12 we have included daily hashtags, mentions and emoijis and their frequencies the respective zip files. From version 14 we have included the tweet identifiers and their respective language for the clean version of the dataset. Since version 20 we have included language and place location for all tweets.

The data collected from the stream captures all languages, but the higher prevalence are:  English, Spanish, and French. We release all tweets and retweets on the full_dataset.tsv file (1,353,177,123 unique tweets), and a cleaned version with no retweets on the full_dataset-clean.tsv file (350,710,748 unique tweets). There are several practical reasons for us to leave the retweets, tracing important tweets and their dissemination is one of them. For NLP tasks we provide the top 1000 frequent terms in frequent_terms.csv, the top 1000 bigrams in frequent_bigrams.csv, and the top 1000 trigrams in frequent_trigrams.csv. Some general statistics per day are included for both datasets in the full_dataset-statistics.tsv and full_dataset-clean-statistics.tsv files. For more statistics and some visualizations visit: http://www.panacealab.org/covid19/ 

More details can be found (and will be updated faster at: https://github.com/thepanacealab/covid19_twitter) and our pre-print about the dataset (https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.03688

As always, the tweets distributed here are only tweet identifiers (with date and time added) due to the terms and conditions of Twitter to re-distribute Twitter data ONLY for research purposes. They need to be hydrated to be used.

This dataset will be updated bi-weekly at least with additional tweets, look at the github repo for these updates. Release: We have standardized the name of the resource to match our pre-print manuscript and to not have to update it every week.
Files (15.5 GB)
Name Size
emojis.zip
md5:db33dc7fefe79b1a1abb0efaca604acb
13.2 MB Download
frequent_bigrams.csv
md5:8cc688ef5d1ac9a15a6113e7c194acec
18.5 kB Download
frequent_terms.csv
md5:52c823a5252da25c9ee12816956ae419
11.4 kB Download
frequent_trigrams.csv
md5:aa475e4971a6b81288a1a3645cc58ba2
25.9 kB Download
full_dataset-statistics.tsv
md5:46bdf5da1296bd87e43277414f803ba6
17.4 kB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-aa
md5:c7ff47787081651b5ab44e7e0206f4ae
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ab
md5:fd1ff1613d8788b28b089e056537260e
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ac
md5:d81418788e8ff43d193cb57c17d2d968
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ad
md5:0b52698f94ad1aae76c8085a731b4404
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ae
md5:b6bd17bf6d19a6231a18dc85f0720ef6
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-af
md5:72107f23843969a96c1291cc14e57c23
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ag
md5:3876d43286e718e86e47fb86ebc9f647
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ah
md5:a570c8240acbad68ed295d8253bd1400
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ai
md5:725e4bd57e45cf42525224ff5fe642e3
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-aj
md5:9b394695b196566fcdd13f14ab2fd3f0
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset.tsv.gz.part-ak
md5:a188c2a628a9ff3117a51654c98bfbd6
871.7 MB Download
full_dataset_clean-statistics.tsv
md5:fee072ac6d7e725308c1ceeee61d7d2c
16.8 kB Download
full_dataset_clean.tsv.gz.part-aa
md5:8f341c74552b7ee5b781496aba6370d2
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset_clean.tsv.gz.part-ab
md5:222e3a9b3758c119db0a0e75c8f7d582
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset_clean.tsv.gz.part-ac
md5:b67f3a9ab518fb275b66eac4abc2e29c
1.1 GB Download
full_dataset_clean.tsv.gz.part-ad
md5:553530c14f868a27f8c566c40a9f3404
141.8 MB Download
hashtags.zip
md5:9a8169a36259eff735fc94a9e2e1e4b0
193.8 MB Download
mentions.zip
md5:7a9ed5328a92d4633bb0e8de8598644b
322.4 MB Download
156,676
182,791
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 156,676653
Downloads 182,791464
Data volume 279.8 TB312.2 GB
Unique views 122,554616
Unique downloads 36,593156

Share

Cite as