IKCEST Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service was
presented in the CODATA Workshop on Advancing
Interdisciplinary Global Challenges Research Through
Data Integration, held at Computer Network Information
Center (CNIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),
Beijing, 30 July 2018.
Professor Wang Juanle, project technical director of the IKCEST
Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service, presented “Disaster
data integration and comparison between web news media and
professional institution website in China” in CODATA (Committee
on Data for Science and Technology) Workshop held at Computer
Network Information Center (CNIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences
(CAS) on July 31, 2018 in Beijing. Geoffrey Boulton, president
of CODATA, Liao Fang Yu, director general of CNIC, WANG Qinglin,
deputy director general of Department of International Affairs,
Huadong GUO, previous CODATA president and president ISDE, members
of CODATA Committee, and experts in data integration field joined
Fig 1 :Prof. Wang Juanle made a presentations in the workshop
In the workshop, Prof.Wang introduced a new study in integration
of web disaster data for Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service.
The study realizes the automatic extraction of earthquake disaster
spatiotemporal and attributes information from massive web texts,
which is not only an exploration of the goal of the SFDRR but also
an innovative application in disaster emergency response and disaster
risk reduction. Combined with a web crawler, natural language processing,
geographic information and geocoding technologies, a set of rules were
created to automatically extract spatiotemporal and attribute information
for earthquake events from web text. The distribution characteristics of
earthquake events from 2017 to 2019 in China were captured and analyzed.
Finally, this study compared the differences between web news reports and
online official reports in terms of the quantity and spatiotemporal
distribution of the earthquake events.
CODATA was created by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in
1966 with the mission “to improve the quality, reliability, management,
accessibility, and use of data of importance to all fields of science and
technology”. CODATA has responded to the creation of the new International
Science Council (ISC) – which provides a unified voice for the social and
natural sciences – by developing a programme designed to ensure that
interdisciplinary science develops the capacity for deep, interdisciplinary
data integration in addressing global challenges. The purpose of the
workshop is three-fold:
1.To acquaint Chinese colleagues with the programme, and seek their
engagement and involvement in it.
2.To invite collaboration with major Chinese and international research
programmes, such as the Digital Belt and Road, Integrated Research on
Disaster Risk and Urban Health and Well-being.
3.To plan development of these strands of work as a basis for major
funding and so that they may be presented to the new International
Science Council (ISC) as a fundamental part of its future work programme.
Provided by the IKCEST Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service System