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Big Crisis Data : Social Media in Disasters and Time-Critical Situations (Hardcover) (Carlos Castillo)

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"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"--
Number of Pages: 212.0
Genre: Computers + Internet
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Carlos Castillo
Language: English
Street Date: July 4, 2016
TCIN: 51494781
UPC: 9781107135765
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-6354

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