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Social Media Analytics for Crisis Response


Abstract Crises or large-scale emergencies such as earthquakes and hurricanes cause massive damage to lives and property. Crisis response is an essential task to mitigate the impact of a crisis. An effective response to a crisis necessitates information gathering and analysis. Traditionally, this process has been restricted to the information collected by first responders on the ground in the affected region or by official agencies such as local governments involved in the response. However, the ubiquity of mobile devices has empowered people to publish information during a crisis through social media, such as the damage reports from a hurricane. Social media has thus emerged as an important channel of information which can be leveraged to improve c... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Kumar, Shamanth (Author) / Liu, Huan (Advisor) / Davulcu, Hasan (Committee member) / Maciejewski, Ross (Committee member) / Agarwal, Nitin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / behavior analysis / crisis response / event detection / relevant tweets / social identity and popularity / social media
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 125 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Computer Science 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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