CitizenHelper: A Streaming Analytics System to Mine Citizen and Web Data for Humanitarian Organizations

Authors

  • Prakruthi Karuna George Mason University
  • Mohammad Rana George Mason University
  • Hemant Purohit George Mason University

Abstract

Vast information available on social media through citizen sensing, complemented by diverse Web sources such as blogs, and news present an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to improve their work practices using such data. We will demo a novel, scalable and interactive streaming analytics system with a collaborative visual dashboard. The proposed system mines heterogeneous information streams from social and web platforms for analyzing real world events in humanitarian domain, along dimensions of information source demographics, time, location, and content summaries. Specific use-cases of gender-based violence and global displacements will be presented to demonstrate contrasting analyses of diverse data sources, unlike existing social computing systems with single data source, in humanitarian domain.

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Published

2017-05-03

How to Cite

Karuna, P., Rana, M., & Purohit, H. (2017). CitizenHelper: A Streaming Analytics System to Mine Citizen and Web Data for Humanitarian Organizations. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 11(1), 729-730. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/14863