Article about demo and citizen science study at Virginia Science Festival
See the VT CS page about the 9/26/2015 event.
Team Term Projects in Virginia Tech Courses Related to IDEAL
- CS4624: Multimedia, Hypertext, and Information Access - see final reports online:
- CS4984: Computational Linguistics - There were 8 teams, each working with a different type of event, generating a series of ever improving summaries using more and more complex methods, for both a small and a large event of that type. Students used our Hadoop cluster for the big events. See final reports online:
- Generating an Intelligent Human-Readable Summary of a Shooting Event from a Large Collection of Webpages
- Computational Linguistics Hurricane Group
- Exploring the Blacksburg Community Events Collection
- Natural Language Processing: Generating a Summary of Flood Disasters
- Computational Linguistic Analysis of Earthquake Collections
- Summarizing Fire Events with Natural Language Processing
- CS5604: Information Retrieval, Spring 2016- see final reports online:
- CS5604: Information Retrieval, Spring 2015 - see final reports online:
- LDA Team Project in CS5604, Spring 2015: Extracting Topics from Tweets and Webpages for IDEAL
- Hadoop Project for IDEAL in CS5604
- Document Clustering for IDEAL
- Reducing Noise for IDEAL
- Solr Team Project Report
- Social Network Project for IDEAL in CS5604
- Named Entity Recognition for IDEAL
- Classification Team Project for IDEAL in CS5604, Spring 2015
- CS6604: Digital Libraries - see final reports online:
- CS5974: Independent Study
Team Papers and Posters (see also co-authorship network graph)
- Richard Gruss, Tarek Kanan, Xuan Zhang, Mohamed Farag, Mary C. English, and Edward A. Fox. Teaching Big Data Through Project-based Learning in Computational Linguistics and Information Retrieval. In press for Proc. Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges: Southeastern Conference, Roanoke College, Salem, VA, November 6-7, 2015
- Mohamed Farag and Edward Fox. “Building and Archiving Event Web Collections: A focused crawler approach". 20 minute presentation and paper to appear in Proc. Web Archiving and Digital Libraries Workshop (WADL 2015) - Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). Knoxville, TN. 24 June 2015. This will be in the IEEE TCDL Bulletin for Summer 2015, along with an introduction by the guest editors (led by PI Fox).
- Edward A. Fox and Zhiwu Xie. Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL). Workshop overview in Proc. of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2015). June 21-25, 2015. Knoxville, TN, p. 303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2756406.2756934
- Sunshin Lee, Mohammed Farag, Tarek Kanan, and Edward A. Fox. Read between the lines: A Machine Learning Approach for Disambiguating the Geo-location of Tweets. Proc. JCDL 2015. June 21-25, 2015. Knoxville, TN, 273-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2756406.2756971
- Mohamed Magdy Farag and Edward A. Fox. Web Archive Content Analysis: Disaster Events Case Study. International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) 2015 General Assembly (GA2015), Stanford, April 27 - May 1, 2015
- Kavanaugh, A.L., Sheetz, S.D., Tedesco, J.C., Sandoval-Almazan, R., and Fox, E.A. (2014). Media use during conflicts: Information seeking gratification and efficacy during Mexican Elections 2012. In ACM Proceedings of the 15th International Annual Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2014), Aguascalientes, Mexico, June 18-21, 2014.
- Sheetz, Steven; Kavanaugh, Andrea; Fox, Edward; Elmongui, Hicham; Hassan, Riham; Yang, Seugwon; Magdy, Mohammed; Shoemaker, Donald. Information Uses and Gratifications in Crisis: Student Perceptions since the Egyptian Uprising. Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, May 18-21, 2014
- Mohamed M. G. Farag and Edward A. Fox. Intelligent Event Focused Crawling. Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, May 18-21, 2014
Yang, S., Chung, H., Lin, X., Lee, S., Chen, L., Wood, A., Kavanaugh, A. L., Sheetz, S. D., Shoemaker, D. J., and Fox, E. A. (2013). PhaseVis: What, When, Where, and Who in Visualizing the Four Phases of Emergency Management through the Lens of Social Media. Proceedings of the 10th International ISCRAM Conference. Baden-Baden, Germany, May 12-15, 2013. (Slides).
Kavanaugh, A.L., Sheetz, S.D., Hassan, R., Yang, S., Fox, E.A., Magdy, M., Elmongui, H.G., and Shoemaker, D. J. Between a Rock and a Cell Phone: Communication and Information Use during the Egyptian Uprising. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis, Response and Management 5(1): 1-21, January - March 2013.
Yang, S., Chitturi, K., Wilson, G., Magdy, M., and Fox, E. A. (2012). A Study of Automation from Seed URL Generation to Focused Web Archive Development: The CTRnet Context. ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'12). June 11-14, 2012. Washington D.C., USA. (Poster).
Kavanaugh, A., Fox, E. A., Sheetz, S., Yang, S., Li, L.T., Shoemaker, D., Natsev, A., and Xie, L. (2012). Social Media Use by Government: From the Routine to the Critical. Government Information Quarterly, 29(4): 480-491, Oct. 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2012.06.002.
Emergency Informatics and Digital Libraries - Workshop at JCDL 2012. Description.
Kavanaugh, A.L., Sheetz, S.D., Hassan, R., Yang, S., Fox, E.A., Magdy, M., Elmongui, H.G. Between a Rock and a Cell Phone: Communication and Information Use during the Egyptian Uprising. In Proceedings of the 9th International conference on Information Systems for Crisis, Response and Management (ISCRAM), Vancouver, Canada, April 2012.
Yang, Seungwon and Kavanaugh, Andrea (2011) Collecting, Analyzing and Visualizing Tweets using Open Source Tools. Technical Report TR-11-14, Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Paper.
Kavanaugh, A., Nastev, A., Fox, E. A., Sheetz, S., Shoemaker, D., Xie, L., Yang, S., Li, L. T., Srinivasan, V. Social Media for Cities, Counties and Communities. Final Grant Report to VT CCSR. March 11, 2011. Paper.
Kavanaugh, A., Yang, S., Sheetz, S. D., Li, L. T., Fox, E. A. (2011). Microblogging in Crisis Situations: Mass Protests in Iran, Tunisia, and Egypt. Workshop in conjuction with the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'11). May 7-12, 2011, Vancouver, Canada. Paper.
S. Sheetz, E. Fox, A. Fitzgerald, S. Palmer, D. Shoemaker, A. Kavanaugh. "Why students use social networking sites after crisis situations". 2011. Paper.
S. Sheetz. A Database Driven Initial Ontology for Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery. Draft.
S. Sheetz, E. Fox, A. Fitzgerald, S. Palmer, D. Shoemaker, A. Kavanaugh. "Why students use social networking sites after crisis situations", Poster presented at Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) conference 2011, Lisbon, Portugal. Poster.
- Seungwon Yang, Andrea Kavanaugh, Nádia P. Kozievitch, Lin Tzy Li, Venkat Srinivasan, Steven Sheetz, Travis Whalen, Donald Shoemaker, Ricardo da S. Torres and Edward A. Fox. CTRnet DL for Disaster Information Services. ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'11). June 13-17, 2011. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.Poster summary.
- Seungwon Yang and Andrea Kavanaugh. Half-Day Tutorial: Collecting, Analyzing and Visualizing Tweets using Open Source Tools. ACM 2011 Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o 2011), June 12-15, 2011 (College Park, MD). New York: ACM Press. Tutorial summary.
- Kavanaugh, A., Fox, E., Sheetz, S., Yang, S., Li, L.T., Whalen, T., Shoemaker, D., Natsev, A., Xie, L. Social Media Use by Government: From the routine to the critical. In ACM Proceedings of the 12th International Annual Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2011), June 12-15, 2011 (College Park, MD). New York: ACM Press. Paper.
- Li, L.T., Yang, S., Kavanaugh, A., Fox, E. A., Sheetz, S. D. and Shoemaker, D. Twitter User During an Emergency Event: the Case of UT Austin Shooting. ACM 2011 Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o 2011), June 12-15, 2011 (College Park, MD). New York: ACM Press. Poster summary.
Team Books (4 book series on Digital Libraries)
- Edward A. Fox and Jonathan P. Leidig, editors. Digital Library Applications: CBIR, Education, Social Networks, eScience/Simulation, and GIS. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Francisco, March 2014, 175 pages, ISBN paperback 9781627050326, ebook 9781627050333, http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00565ED1V01Y201401ICR032
- Edward A. Fox and Ricardo da Silva Torres, editors. Digital Library Technologies: Complex Objects, Annotation, Ontologies, Classification, Extraction, and Security. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Francisco, March 2014, 205 pages, ISBN paperback 9781627050302, ebook 9781627050319,http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00566ED1V01Y201401ICR033
- Rao Shen, Marcos Andre Goncalves, and Edward A. Fox. Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries: Evaluation and Integration. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Francisco, Feb. 2013, 110 pages, ISBN paperback 9781608459124, ebook 9781608459131, http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00474ED1V01Y201301ICR026
- Edward A. Fox, Marcos Andre Goncalves, and Rao Shen. Theoretical Foundations for Digital Libraries: The 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) Approach. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Francisco, July 2012, 180 pages, ISBN paperback 9781608459100, ebook 9781608459117,http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00434ED1V01Y201207ICR022, supplementary websitehttps://sites.google.com/a/morganclaypool.com/dlibrary/
IDEAL Team Annual Project Reports
CTRnet Team Annual Project Reports
- NSF 4th Year Final Report (8/26/2013)
- NSF 3rd Year Report (7/28/2012)
- NSF 2nd Year Report (07/26/2011)
- NSF 1st Year Report (07/08/2010)
Team Workshop, Awards, and Grant Proposals
- IDEAL project proposal to NSF
- Final Grant Report to VT CCSR (2011): Social Media for Cities, Counties and Communities
Team Presentation Slides
IDEAL personnel ran a tutorial and presented a poster (transactional web archives, disambiguating geo-location of tweets) and short paper at JCDL 2015. A workshop, WADL 2015, also was run, on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries.
The International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly (IIPC GA) was held on April 27 - May 1, 2015 in Palo Alto, California
Internal Advisory Board Meeting (Oct. 16, 2014): download
External Advisory Board Meeting (Sept. 23, 2014): download
WIRE presentation at Harvard (June 10, 2014): link
WADL'13 Workshop (July 25-26, 2013): download
ISCRAM'13 Conference (May 12-15, 2013): link
Virtual Workshop on Big Data and Emergency Informatics (Jan. 10, 2013): download
Archive-it Partner Meeting, Dec. 3, 2012 - Web Archiving: Real-time Archiving of Spontaneous Events (Use-Case: Hurricane Sandy), Analyzing and Visualizing (Tweet) Archves: download
From Other Sources:
Other Presentation Slides, from JCDL'11 Workshop - Web Archiving
- California Digital Library (CDL)'s Web Archiving System: download.
- Transactional Web Archives (Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library): download.
- Wayback, WAT, and Flying Pigs (Internet Archive): download.
- Web and Twitter Archiving at the Library of Congress: download.
- The Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Resilience Collection by The National Academies Press (2004). Free books download link.
- Newman Katherine S. Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shooting, Basic Books (2004).
- Hasday Judy L. Columbine High School Shooting: student violence. Enslow Publishers (2002)
- Roland Lazenby. April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers. Plume Publishers (2007)
- Beth J. Lueders. Lifting Our Eyes: Finding God's Grace Through the Virginia Tech Tragedy The Lauren McCain Story. Berkley Trade Publishers (2007)
- Ben Agger, Timothy W. Luke. There is a gunman on campus: tragedy and terror at Virginia Tech. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. (April 28, 2008)
Other Scholarly Publications
- Disaster, Crisis and Trauma Working Party. (March 2008). Database of disaster resources.The British Psychological Society. Download link.
- Wike, Traci L., Fraser Mark W. (May/June 2009). School shootings: making sense of the senseless. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14:3, 162-169.
- Geddes L. (March 2009). School shootings: what kind of environment fosters a killer? The New Scientist, 210:2700.
- Langman P. (Jan/Feb 2009). Rampage school shooters: A typology. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14:1, 79-86.
- E Schwarz, J Kowalski, (November 1991). Malignant memories: PTSD in children and adults after a school shooting, journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,30:6, 936-944.
- Leary M, Kowalski R.M, Smith L, Phillips S. (April 2003). Teasing, rejection, and violence: Case studies of the school shootings, Aggressive Behavior, 29:3, Pages 202 – 214.
- Verlinden S, Hersen M and Thomas J, (2000). Risk factors in school shootings, Clinical Psychology Review, 20:1, 3-56.
- Schwarz Eitan D, Kowalski Janice M, McNally Richard J. (October, 1993), Malignant memories: Post-traumatic changes in memory in adults after a school shooting Journal of Traumatic Stress, 6:4, 545-553.
- O’Toole, ME (1999). The school shooter: A threat assessment perspective. The Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), FBI Academy.