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SoCS Project for Improving Disaster Response Featured in Media

The NSF funded inter-disciplinary project on Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) involving Social and Computer Scientists at Kno.e.sis and Ohio State University has been highlighted in media. Especially because the SoCS project ( has significant real-life impact on improving state-of-the-art in organizational coordination during disaster situations with social media usage by unique inter-disciplinary approach. SoCS outcome will provide an online decision making platform for emergency response coordinators, through extension of Twitris platform (, which provides visualization for extensive social data analytics from various facets- People-Content-Network, Spatio-Temporal-Thematic, Sentiment-Emotion-Subjectivity etc. SoCS and Twitris have drawn following media attention in local and national media:

Wright State research seeks sense from social media to aid in emergencies , Wright State University News Room, Nov. 14, 2011

Alumnus, Professor Study Social Media Usefulness During Disasters, Ohio State University News Room, Nov. 16, 2011

Twitris-Semantic Social Web Application, Digital Flicks (February 10, 2012)

Twitris Social Media Analysis Tackles Occupy Wall Street, 2012 Elections, (February 10, 2012)

Web App Analyzes Tweets in Real Time for a Record of Historic Events, (February 17, 2012)

Twitris: Social Media Analysis with Semantic Web Technology, New Tech Post (April 09, 2012)

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