Microblogging during two natural hazards events

What twitter may contribute to situational awareness

Sarah Vieweg, Amanda L. Hughes, Kate Starbird, Leysia Palen

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Abstract

We analyze microblog posts generated during two recent, concurrent emergency events in North America via Twitter, a popular microblogging service. We focus on communications broadcast by people who were "on the ground" during the Oklahoma Grassfires of April 2009 and the Red River Floods that occurred in March and April 2009, and identify information that may contribute to enhancing situational awareness (SA). This work aims to inform next steps for extracting useful, relevant information during emergencies using information extraction (IE) techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Pages1079-1088
Number of pages10
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 10 Apr 201015 Apr 2010

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/4/1015/4/10

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Keywords

  • computer-mediated communication
  • crisis informatics
  • disaster
  • emergency
  • hazards
  • microblogging
  • situational awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Vieweg, S., Hughes, A. L., Starbird, K., & Palen, L. (2010). Microblogging during two natural hazards events: What twitter may contribute to situational awareness. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 1079-1088) https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753486

Microblogging during two natural hazards events : What twitter may contribute to situational awareness. / Vieweg, Sarah; Hughes, Amanda L.; Starbird, Kate; Palen, Leysia.

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Vol. 2 2010. p. 1079-1088.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Vieweg, S, Hughes, AL, Starbird, K & Palen, L 2010, Microblogging during two natural hazards events: What twitter may contribute to situational awareness. in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. vol. 2, pp. 1079-1088, 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA, United States, 10/4/10. https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753486
Vieweg S, Hughes AL, Starbird K, Palen L. Microblogging during two natural hazards events: What twitter may contribute to situational awareness. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Vol. 2. 2010. p. 1079-1088 https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753486
Vieweg, Sarah ; Hughes, Amanda L. ; Starbird, Kate ; Palen, Leysia. / Microblogging during two natural hazards events : What twitter may contribute to situational awareness. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Vol. 2 2010. pp. 1079-1088
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