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Media Watch on Climate Change – Visual Analytics for Aggregating and Managing Environmental Knowledge from Online Sources

Scharl, Arno and Hubmann-Haidvogel, Alexander and Weichselbraun, Albert and Lang, Heinz-Peter and Sabou, Marta (2013) Media Watch on Climate Change – Visual Analytics for Aggregating and Managing Environmental Knowledge from Online Sources. In: 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46), 7 - 10 January 2013, Maui, Hawaii.

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Abstract

This paper presents the Media Watch on Climate Change, a public Web portal that captures and aggregates large archives of digital content from multiple stakeholder groups. Each week it assesses the domain-specific relevance of millions of documents and user comments from news media, blogs, Web 2.0 platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the Web sites of companies and NGOs, and a range of other sources. An interactive dashboard with trend charts and complex map projections not only shows how often and where environmental information is published, but also provides a real-time account of concepts that stakeholders associate with climate change. Positive or negative sentiment is computed automatically, which not only sheds light on the impact of education and public outreach campaigns that target environmental literacy, but also help to gain a better understanding of how others perceive climate-related issues.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
ID Code:63
Deposited By: Dr Albert Weichselbraun
Deposited On:07 Jan 2013 07:40
Last Modified:09 Jan 2013 03:45

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