Usability of small crisis data sets in the absence of big data
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Big data is big news in almost every sec-tor including crisis communication. How-ever, not everyone has access to big data and even if we have access to big data, we often do not have necessary tools to analyze and cross reference such a large data set. Therefore this paper looks at patterns in small data sets that we have ability to collect with our current tools to understand if we can find actionable information from what we already have. We have analyzed 164390 tweets collected during 2011 earthquake to find out what type of location specific information people mention in their tweet and when do they talk about that. Based on our analysis we find that even a small data set that has far less data than a big data set can be useful to find priority disaster specific areas quickly.
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TY - CONF AU - Avijit Paul AU - Axel Bruns PY - 2013/03 DA - 2013/03 TI - Usability of small crisis data sets in the absence of big data BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Information, Business and Education Technology (ICIBET 2013) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1140 EP - 1143 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icibet.2013.248 DO - 10.2991/icibet.2013.248 ID - Paul2013/03 ER -