How to Read the Archives of Crisis News? - Comparison among Typhoons, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

As crises such as natural disasters and pandemics start and the situation develops over time, a vast amount of news is generated through the recording of the social situation. The accumulation of such news data as a corpus and the construction of an archive with the analytics of the news corpus will serve as a basic infrastructure for utilizing the accomplishment of journalism for the study of society and its history. In this study, I will summarize three crisis news archives, typhoon, Great East Japan Earthquake, and COVID-19, and compare various methods for "reading" such a large-scale text corpus. We will also present some preliminary results on the characteristics of each crisis and comparisons among crises.

Citation

Asanobu KITAMOTO, "How to Read the Archives of Crisis News? - Comparison among Typhoons, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and the COVID-19 Pandemic", Sixth Convention of Japan Society for Digital Archive, Vol. 5, No. s1, pp. s51-s54, doi:10.24506/jsda.5.s1_s51, 2021-4 (in Japanese)

BibTeX Format

      @InProceedings{ daj21,
      author = {Asanobu KITAMOTO},
      title = {How to Read the Archives of Crisis News? - Comparison among Typhoons, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and the COVID-19 Pandemic},
      booktitle = {Sixth Convention of Japan Society for Digital Archive},
      volume = {5},
      number = {s1},
      pages = {s51-s54},
      year = 2021,
      month = 4,
      note = { (in Japanese)},
      }
    

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