Newsletter Issue No.3 - March 2018

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Ushahidi COMRADES platform monitors the Kenyan Elections
The Uchaguzi team triaging incoming reports during the 2017 Kenya General Elections
(Photo credits: Shadrock Roberts)
From August to October 2017 the crowdsourcing technology company Ushahidi used their platform to monitor Kenya’s General Election. The platform employed features that were designed as part of the COMRADES project and was also an opportunity for COMRADES to conduct further user testing in a real setting, on how communities respond to potential electoral crisis. The initiative was called “Uchaguzi”.
Interested in learning more about Uchaguzi and its role
regarding elections monitoring?

COMRADES integrates YODIE tool to detect places in emergency
Check out how YODIE integrated into COMRADES platform matches places mentioned in posts and messages in social media to right Wikipedia entries and on maps!
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CREES available on Google Sheets Ad-on
The CREES API is made available as Google Sheets Add-on in order to integrate with typical analysis workflows. Want to know more about what COMRADES CREES is?
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COMRADES papers under way!
  • “Evaluating Platforms for Community Sensemaking: Using the Case of the Kenyan Elections”
  • “Crisis Event Extraction Service (CREES) – Automatic Detection and Classification of Crisis-related Content on Social Media”
  • “Classifying Crises-Information Relevancy with Semantics”
  • “Helping Crisis Responders Find the Informative Needle in the Tweet Haystack”
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687847. COMRADES Newsletter is published by the COMRADES consortium. The views expressed are purely those of the authors and may not, under any circumstances, be regarded as stating an official position of European Commission. Neither COMRADES consortium nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for the use that may be made of the information in this publication. Copyright © Gov2u on behalf of COMRADES project, 2018. Reproduction is authorized provided the source is acknowledged.