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