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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 ( Are we missing out on tech-aided disaster management in Uttarakhand?, 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)

Initiative of Twitris team- Using crisis mapping to aid Uttarakhand , Are we missing out on tech-aided disaster management in Uttarakhand?, The Hindu news media (Jun 27, 2013)

Twitris: Taking Crisis Mapping to the Next Level, TechPresident (Jun 24, 2013)

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