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Information Distribution Platform Laboratory

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One of the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake was that it is very difficult for people to quickly and accurately obtain the relevant information in a disaster-like situation. According to several official groups that performed rescue and relief activities in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, many problems occurred due to the absence of effective information sharing. In this study, we are developing an anti-disaster information distribution platform that collects and organizes a vast amount of information concerning disasters using the information analysis technologies we have developed to date. This will enable in provision of useful information that facilitates the grasping of the situation and better decision-making capabilities.


We aim to release our anti-disaster information system running on large-scale cluster machines at the Resilient ICT Research Center in Tohoku University in 2014. The system combines the technologies under NICT’s question-answering system (Ikkyu), information analysis system (WISDOM), and the Discourse Map of Tohoku University to enable efficient information organization during disasters, and also to facilitate information reliability assessment from many viewpoints. The anti-disaster information system aims to counter potentially harmful rumors that are spread during and after such disasters. In addition, we promote the utilization of the cluster machines at the Resilient ICT Research Center by researchers from universities or institutions to establish a wide range of joint research and development communities for anti-disaster information technologies.