Big Crisis Data

Big Crisis Data

Social Media in Disasters and Time-critical Situations

eBook - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
"Social media is an invaluable source of time-critical information during a crisis. However, emergency response and humanitarian relief organizations that would like to use this information struggle with an avalanche of social media messages that exceedshuman capacity to process. Emergency managers, decision makers, and affected communities can make sense of social media through a combination of machine computation and human compassion - expressed by thousands of digital volunteers who publish, process,and summarize potentially life-saving information. This book brings together computational methods from many disciplines: natural language processing, semantic technologies, data mining, machine learning, network analysis, human-computer interaction, andinformation visualization, focusing on methods that are commonly used for processing social media messages under time-critical constraints, and offering more than 500 references to in-depth information"--

Baker
& Taylor

"Social media is an invaluable source of time-critical information during a crisis. However, emergency response and humanitarian relief organizations that would like to use this information struggle with an avalanche of social media messages that exceedshuman capacity to process. Emergency managers, decision makers, and affected communities can make sense of social media through a combination of machine computation and the human compassion expressed by millions of digital volunteers who publish, process, and summarize potentially life-saving information. This book brings together computational methods from many disciplines: natural language processing, semantic technologies, data mining, machine learning, network analysis, human-computer interaction, and information visualization, focusing on methods that are commonly used for processing social media messages under time-critical constraints, and offering more than 450 references to in-depth information"--

Publisher: New York, NY :, Cambridge University Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781107135765
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations

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