|Authors||K. Ahmad, K. Pogorelov, M. Riegler, N. Conci and P. Halvorsen|
|Title||Social Media and Satellites. Disaster event detection, linking and summarization|
|Project(s)||Efficient EONS: Execution of Large Workloads on Elastic Heterogeneous Resources, Department of Holistic Systems|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Journal||Multimedia Tools and Applications|
|Keywords||Event Detection, Information retrieval, Natural Disaster, Social Media|
Being able to automatically link social media and satellite imagery holds large opportunities for research, with a potentially considerable impact on society. The possibility of integrating different information sources opens in fact to new scenarios where the wide coverage of satellite imaging can be used as a collector of the fine-grained details provided by the social media. Remote-sensed data and social media data can well complement each other, integrating the wide perspective provided by the satellite view with the information collected locally, being it textual, audio, or visual. Among the possible applications, natural disasters are certainly one of the most interesting scenarios, where global and local perspectives are needed at the same time.