Twitter is one of the social networks most frequently used in crisis management in most parts of the world.
17 November 2019
Quickly grasping the extent of a natural disaster is not easy because of the sporadic nature of incoming information. Yet an early diagnosis is essential as a basis on which to organise disaster management - starting with emergency relief and following on with assistance to victims.
In the last ten years, disasters have been triggering a rapid and massive influx of messages on social networks - and especially on Twitter, where the principle of short messages makes it easier for witnesses to send “live” reports.
A digital platform (SURICATE-Nat) has been testing algorithms to “mine” this tremendous source of information.
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