Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR07 - (Alta-Wildfire-Tweets)

CALGARY. x-06s. Researchers at the University of Calgary say smartphone emergency apps don't provide much of the information people need during a disaster. The team developed software to analyze nearly 70-thousand tweets sent in the thick of the Fort McMurray wildfire last May. The most common queries were compared against features provided by emergency and wildfire apps. The researchers found a big mismatch between the two. Guenther Ruhe (GOON-ter ROO-ah) contributed to the study. He says the software has uses beyond wildfires and other emergencies.

("...of customers.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: The research was presented at the International Conference on Software Engineering in Buenos Aires last month. …

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