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Building a Timeline Network for Evacuation in Earthquake Disaster
The Minh Nguyen, Takahiro Kawamura, Yasuyuki Tahara, Akihiko Ohsuga

Last modified: 2012-07-15


In this paper, we propose an approach that automatically extract users’ activities in sentences retrieved from Twitter. We then design a timeline action networkbased on Web Ontology Language (OWL). By using the proposed activity extraction approach, we can automatically collect data for the action network. Finally, we propose a novel action-based collaborative filtering, which predicts missing activity data, in order to complement this timeline network. Moreover, with a combination of collaborative filtering and natural language processing (NLP), our method can deal with minority actions such as successful actions. Based on evaluation of tweets which related to the massive Tohoku earthquake,we indicated that our timeline action network can provide useful action patterns in real-time. Not only earthquake disaster, our research can also be applied to other disasters and business models, such as typhoon,travel, marketing, etc.


earthquake disaster; human activity; action network

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