Multi-Lingual and Multi-Cultural Aspects of Post-Disaster Emergency Communication: The LinguaNet® Experience

Henrik Selsøe Sørensen

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    Abstrakt

    LinguaNet® is a system for fast multi-lingual communications between police forces co-operating across frontiers. It has been in operation for more than two decades and proved its worth. From 1995 to 1998, CBS developed a number of add-ons to the system in the framework of an EU project in order to improve the multi-lingual and multi-cultural efficiency of the system. Three of these, namely multi-lingual casualty registration, cross-cultural ontology work, and a method for handling ontological discrepancies when country-specific data elements clash, are reported in this paper as examples. Given recent technological advances and the upcoming of social media as well as intelligent and instant big-data analyses since the reported research was carried out, it is suggested that the original ideas be revisited and re-engineered in view of improving efficiency in cross-frontier post-disaster emergency situations, where speed, robustness and reliability with respect to very divergent user profiles is a sine qua non.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelWorkshop Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14): DIMPLE : DIsaster Management and Principled Large-scale Information Extraction
    RedaktørerKhurshid Ahmad, Carl Vogel
    Udgivelses stedwww
    ForlagEuropean Language Resources Association
    Publikationsdato2014
    Sider6-11
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedThe 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. LREC 2014 - Reykjavik, Island
    Varighed: 26 maj 201431 maj 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 9
    http://lrec2014.lrec-conf.org/en/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. LREC 2014
    Nummer9
    LandIsland
    ByReykjavik
    Periode26/05/201431/05/2014
    Internetadresse

    Emneord

    • Post-disaster emergency communication
    • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural ontologies
    • LinguaNet®

    Citationsformater

    Selsøe Sørensen, H. (2014). Multi-Lingual and Multi-Cultural Aspects of Post-Disaster Emergency Communication: The LinguaNet® Experience. I K. Ahmad, & C. Vogel (red.), Workshop Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14): DIMPLE: DIsaster Management and Principled Large-scale Information Extraction (s. 6-11). European Language Resources Association. http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2014/workshops/LREC2014Workshop-DIMPLE%20Proceedings.pdf