Integration of hurricane wind analysis and multimedia semantic content analysis for public outreach

Guy Ravitz, Mei Ling Shyu, Mark D. Powell

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Abstract

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, could have an enormous impact on society. The level of the public's preparedness could make a significant difference in the severity of casualty and damage inflicted by such storms. We present a prototype system to reach out to the public and improve their awareness of the potential dangers involved with such weather events. This web-based system aggregates H*Wind storm track and wind fields data along with relevant videos extracted from YouTube and displays it to the user using Google Earth. A content-based concept detection algorithm is used to extract the videos, which may describe the impact of the storm in relevant geographic locations. Using Hurricane Ike as a case study, the result demonstrates how some of the information collected and displayed by the system could have increased the awareness of the public and potentially helped prepare them better to the devastating storm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2009
Pages342-347
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2009 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2009Aug 12 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period8/10/098/12/09

Keywords

  • Concept detection
  • Public outreach
  • Severe weather warning system
  • Web 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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    Ravitz, G., Shyu, M. L., & Powell, M. D. (2009). Integration of hurricane wind analysis and multimedia semantic content analysis for public outreach. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2009 (pp. 342-347). [5211576] (2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/IRI.2009.5211576