Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Web Insights for National Security: Analysing Participative Online Activity to Interpret Crises

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Boguslaw ObaraORCiD


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


© 2019 IEEE. Social Media has become the primary communication channel to share feelings and opinions to big audiences. This characteristic is especially important when dealing with a crisis because people use it to send a variety of messages; however, to emphasise or complement what they post, individuals include links to web pages or other web services. Contributing a component to a novel framework for National Security crises analysis and management, this paper focuses on Web Insights as a mechanism that can help to comprehend the nature and state of a crisis. The mechanism analyses web resources and provides insights along three different dimensions: Firstly, the escalation of the crisis over time. Secondly, the interpretation of the information that the main actors have published (Social Networking Services, Information Outlets, Non-Governmental Organisations and Independent Websites). Thirdly, an estimate whether the crisis has turned violent.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Cardenas P, Theodoropoulos G, Obara B

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 18th International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC 2019)

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 235-243

Online publication date: 22/07/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICCICC46617.2019.9146090

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781728114194