October 30, 2017
Visualizing Wildfire Narratives
Dr. Christopher Healey,
a Goodnight Distinguished Professor in the NC State Computer Science Department,
is leading a project to identify, construct, and visualize risk narratives:
conversations formed from explicitly or implicitly related social media posts
funded by the Center of Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR),
will begin by building narratives based on an “anchor topic” of interest and
estimate sentiment on the text within the narrative. The social media posts and
related narratives will then be presented using an interactive, web-based text
visualization system that represents posts, sentiment, narratives, and other
text properties using a suite of text visualization techniques.
overall goal is to assess the strengths, limitations, and capabilities of the
system. Beyond this, the project hopes to determine how to scale the text
analytics and visualization approaches as the social media database grows.
The total amount
funded for the project, titled “Visualizing Wildfire Narratives, CHMPR Core
Project,” is $59,983. The award runs
from September 27, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
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