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Little is currently known about the factors that promote the propagation of information in online social networks following terrorist events. In this paper we took the case of the terrorist event in Woolwich, London in 2013 and built models to predict information flow size and survival using data derived from the popular social networking site Twitter. We(More)
This paper specifies, designs and critically evaluates two tools for the automated identification of demographic data (age, occupation and social class) from the profile descriptions of Twitter users in the United Kingdom (UK). Meta-data data routinely collected through the Collaborative Social Media Observatory (COSMOS: http://www.cosmosproject.net/)(More)
We describe the application of assumption-based argumenta-tion (ABA) to a domain of medical knowledge derived from clinical trials of drugs for breast cancer. We adapt an algorithm for calculating the admissible semantics for ABA frameworks to take account of preferences and describe a prototype implementation which uses variant-based parallel computation(More)
6 Recent advances in technology have produced a significant increase in the avail-7 ability of free sensor data over the Internet. With affordable weather monitoring 8 stations now available to individual meteorology enthusiasts, a reservoir of real 9 time data such as temperature, rainfall and wind speed can now be obtained for 10 most of the world.(More)
Two approaches to breast cancer prognosis: • Argumentation: reasoning is clear but hard to weigh up • Statistical: reliable conclusions, unclear chain of inference a combination might offer clarity and reliability Two approaches to combining: • Integrated framework: start from scratch • Modular framework: off the shelf, simpler, customisable Data +(More)
We introduce a novel Ontology-based Argumentation Framework (OAF) that links a logic-based argumentation formalism and description logic ontologies. We show how these two formalisms can be tightly coupled by observing a few simple restrictions, and provides features not available in either formalism alone. Our work is evaluated in a large case study on(More)
Web-based distributed modelling architectures are gaining increasing recognition as potentially useful tools to build holistic environmental models, combining individual components in complex workflows. However, existing web-based modelling frameworks currently offer no support for managing uncertainty. On the other hand, the rich array of modelling(More)
We propose that late modern policing practices, that rely on neighbourhood intelligence, the monitoring of tensions, surveillance and policing by accommodation , need to be augmented in light of emerging 'cyber-neighbourhoods', namely social media networks. The 2011 riots in England were the first to evidence the widespread use of social media platforms to(More)
Cancer treatment decisions should be based on all available evidence. But this evidence is complex and varied: it includes not only the pa-tient's symptoms and expert knowledge of the relevant causal processes, but also clinical databases relating to past patients, databases of observations made at the molecular level, and evidence encapsulated in(More)