A real-time information sharing system to support self-, mutual-, and public-help in the aftermath of a disaster utilizing twitter

Osamu Uchida, Masafumi Kosugi, Gaku Endo, Takamitsu Funayama, Keisuke Utsu, Sachi Tajima, Makoto Tomita, Yoshitaka Kajita, Yoshiro Yamamoto

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Abstract

It is important to collect and spread accurate information quickly during disasters. Therefore, utilizing Twitter at the time of accidents has been gaining attention in recent year. In this paper, we propose a real- Time information sharing system during disaster based on the utilization of Twitter. The proposed system consists of two sub-systems, a disaster information tweeting system that automatically attaches user's current geo- location information (address) and the hashtag of the form "#(municipality name) disaster," and a disaster information mapping system that displays neighboring disaster-related tweets on a map.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-1554
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
VolumeE99A
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disaster information
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Tweet mapping
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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