Helping Crisis Responders Find the Informative Needle in the Tweet Haystack

Grantham Supervisor Dr. Diana Maynard, Department of Computer Science, has been working as part of a team developing tools to automatically help citizens and aid workers communicate during emergency crises such as floods and earthquakes. Finding and interpreting the relevant information in the huge number of messages sent during a disaster is critical for timely response and saving lives.

This is part of a wider tool-set and project aimed at developing community resilience and social innovation during crises. It aims to empower communities with intelligent socio-technical solutions to help them reconnect, respond to, and recover from crisis situations.

Read more here or visit the project website here