A Real-Time System for Detecting Landslide Reports on Social Media Using Artificial Intelligence

Ofli, Ferda; Qazi, Umair; Imran, Muhammad; Roch, Julien; Pennington, Catherine; Banks, Vanessa; Bossu, Remy. 2022 A Real-Time System for Detecting Landslide Reports on Social Media Using Artificial Intelligence. In: Di Noia, Tommaso, (ed.) Web Engineering. Springer Nature, 49-65. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 13362, 13362).

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This paper presents an online system that leverages social media data in real time to identify landslide-related information automatically using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques. The designed system can (i) reduce the information overload by eliminating duplicate and irrelevant content, (ii) identify landslide images, (iii) infer geolocation of the images, and (iv) categorize the user type (organization or person) of the account sharing the information. The system was deployed in February 2020 online at to monitor live Twitter data stream and has been running continuously since then to provide time-critical information to partners such as British Geological Survey and European Mediterranean Seismological Centre. We trust this system can both contribute to harvesting of global landslide data for further research and support global landslide maps to facilitate emergency response and decision making.

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ISSN: 0302-9743
Date made live: 24 Nov 2022 14:29 +0 (UTC)

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