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Provenance: VAST Challenge 2019
Title: Mini-Challenge 3


Seismic and survey data are useful for capturing the objective damage that the earthquake has caused St. Himark. However, this data has limitations. First, official surveys are time consuming and do not stay current in a rapidly changing situation. Second, they don't establish how citizens are reacting to the current crisis. Third, they are often insufficiently granular, providing little insight into differences between neighborhoods. In other words, the seismic and survey data do not provide an up-to-date view of the structural and humanitarian impact caused by the earthquake on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. The City has concluded that this knowledge is necessary to determine where to allocate emergency resources.
City Officials have identified a subset of Y*INT, a community-based social media platform, as a potential source for revealing the current state of St. Himark's neighborhoods and people. Knowing that you are skilled in visual analytics, the City has asked you to analyze Y*INT messages in order to determine the appropriate actions it must take in order to assist the community in this disaster.

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Kris Cook, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jordan Crouser, Smith College
Jereme Haack, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John Fallon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Diane Staheli, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Kristen Liggett, Air Force Research Laboratory

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CognitiveBreeze LLC
James Madison University
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Peking University
Qi An Xin
SAS Institute
Texas Tech University - Nguyen
Texas Tech University - Vuong
Tianjin University
University of Buenos Aires
University of Konstanz
University of Stuttgart
giCentre, University of London

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