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Building an Ontology for Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Oct. 1, 2009 NKOS Workshop, ECDL 2009 Corfu, Greece Uma Murthy, Edward Fox, Naren Ramakrishnan,

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1 Building an Ontology for Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Oct. 1, 2009 NKOS Workshop, ECDL 2009 Corfu, Greece Uma Murthy, Edward Fox, Naren Ramakrishnan, Andrea Kavanaugh, Steven Sheetz, Donald Shoemaker, and Venkataraghavan Srinivasan

2 2 Human tragedies that result from man-made and natural events affect communities significantly. During and after a tragic event, there are a series of needs that have to be addressed. –Usually centered around communication and a confusing plethora of data and information Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery

3 3 Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Network (CTRnet) Build a networked digital library relating to CTR Integrate community, content, and services relating to CTR, making it accessible, and preserving it for long-term reuse Support information exploration Aided by an ontology

4 4 Help affected communities to recover more quickly and effectively –Global network –Easy accessibility –Relevant information and resources Support classes of stakeholders in reacting to and recovering from crises –Researchers –Scholars –Emergency personnel –Decision makers –Public Potential impact

5 5 CTR stakeholders

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7 7 A key part of the CTRnet would be an ontology to help make sense of information as well as connect content, community, and services.

8 8 An ontology for CTR Social network applications CTR literature Focus groups Websites, Internet Archive Browsing Searching Query expansion Visualizing Tagging Summarizing CTR Ontology Individual Organizational Community Political … Multicultural/ linguistic input Recommendin g sources uses

9 9 Feedback desired from this NKOS workshop Ontology development methodologies and strategies Ontology evaluation Use of social software and sharing via social groups Applicability in diverse cultures and environments Related projects, software

10 Thank you

11 11 Back-up slides

12 12 Preliminary work

13 13 Categories from focus group study Results from focus group interviews following the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech

14 14 CTR keyword pairs from literature Extracted top keyword pairs from ISCRAM proceedings using the N-gram statistics package emergency response decision supportinformation systems teams participants decision makingdata modelsdisaster monitoring teams maps command teamsdisaster plancrisis management sms text-message flood alertsinformation seeking situational awareness disaster registry physical communication human disasterteams accessdecision preference


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