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Social Media Incident Streams

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Social Media Incident Streams_On-Demand Session
Social Media Incident Streams_On-Demand Session
This session will describe an effort to collect and annotate social media data for public safety. The Social Media Incident Streams project gathers tweets sent during emergencies, including earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and mass shootings. The tweets are labeled by human annotators to indicate whether the information is relevant to public safety, what specific category or need it represents, and how time-critical a response is. This activity takes place within NIST’s Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), a 28-year ongoing activity that builds labeled datasets for search, information retrieval, information filtering, recommendation, and other AI tasks.

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  • Ian Soboroff, Retrieval Group

Created May 12, 2020, Updated November 1, 2020