Corpus ID: 17485080

Natural Language Processing to the Rescue? Extracting "Situational Awareness" Tweets During Mass Emergency

  title={Natural Language Processing to the Rescue? Extracting "Situational Awareness" Tweets During Mass Emergency},
  author={Sudha Verma and S. Vieweg and William J. Corvey and L. Palen and James H. Martin and Martha Palmer and A. Schram and K. M. Anderson},
  • Sudha Verma, S. Vieweg, +5 authors K. M. Anderson
  • Published in ICWSM 2011
  • Computer Science
  • In times of mass emergency, vast amounts of data are generated via computer-mediated communication (CMC) that are difficult to manually cull and organize into a coherent picture. Yet valuable information is broadcast, and can provide useful insight into time- and safety-critical situations if captured and analyzed properly and rapidly. We describe an approach for automatically identifying messages communicated via Twitter that contribute to situational awareness, and explain why it is… CONTINUE READING
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