Twitter vs News: Concern analysis of the 2018 California wildfire event

Hanxiang Du, Long Nguyen, Zhou Yang, Hashim Abu-Gellban, Xingyu Zhou, Wanli Xing, Guofeng Cao, Fang Jin

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Abstract

During disasters, discover people’s concerns dynamically is crucial to disaster rescue and relief. In this paper, we propose a social media based framework to analyze people’s concerns, to access the importance and to track the dynamic changes of these concerns. To better understand people’s concerns across platforms and to monitor the dynamics, we make comparisons between Tweets and news on the mentioned aspects and disclosed some interesting findings. Specifically, we take 2018 Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire on record in history of California as a case study. We find that despite their keen attentions towards the disaster, social media and news media focus on different aspects of the disaster, so are the contents and dynamic changes of their concerns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2019
EditorsVladimir Getov, Jean-Luc Gaudiot, Nariyoshi Yamai, Stelvio Cimato, Morris Chang, Yuuichi Teranishi, Ji-Jiang Yang, Hong Va Leong, Hossian Shahriar, Michiharu Takemoto, Dave Towey, Hiroki Takakura, Atilla Elci, Susumu Takeuchi, Satish Puri
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126074
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event43rd IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2019 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2019Jul 19 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0730-3157

Conference

Conference43rd IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period07/15/1907/19/19

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