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Integrating social media with existing knowledge and information for crisis response

Jones, Gareth J.F. (2011) Integrating social media with existing knowledge and information for crisis response. In: The 3rd Workshop on Social Web Search and Mining (SWSM 2011): Analysis of User Generated Content Under Crisis at SIGIR 2011, 28 July 2011, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

Existing studies on social media in the context of crisis have studied the content of items and their patterns of transmission. However, social media content generated during a crisis will generally be unstructured and only reflect the immediate experiences of the authors, while the volumes of data created can make rapid interpretation very challenging. Crisis situations can be characterized with various expected attributes. In many situations there will be large amounts of information relevant to the situation already available. We argue that existing natural language engineering technologies can be integrated with emerging social media content utilization techniques for more powerful exploitation of social media content in crisis response.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social Media; User Contributed Content; Multimedia; Natural Language Engineering; Crisis Information Mining and Support
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16452
Deposited On:05 Aug 2011 14:14 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 05 Aug 2011 14:14

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