Proceedings of the 7th Annual Meeting of Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention

The Analysis of Natural Disasters in China from 1998 to 2016 based on Text Mining

Authors
Xiao Liu, Haixiang Guo, Yijing Li, Chunmiao Yang
Corresponding Author
Xiao Liu
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/rac-16.2016.54How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Natural disasters, text mining, spatial association, disaster distribution
Abstract
This paper takes the 248 disaster events happened in China from 1998 to 2016 as samples, uses text mining, descriptive statistics, association rules and other methods to implement event extraction for disaster events in history, and then analyzes characteristics of the disasters including type, location and time. The results show that Flood, earthquake, landslide, typhoon and rainstorm are found to be the most frequent natural disasters in China, according to the analysis of disasters time .most of disasters were occurred during May to August, specially flood and heavy rain. In the end, the paper analyzes the spatial distribution of disasters .The results show a significant difference of the geographical locations among different types of disasters. And Yunnan is the region where the most times of disasters happened. In addition, the spatial association of disaster events is also analyzed. The result of this study will offer insight into the identification of disaster risks and carrying out the disaster prevention and mitigation.
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Proceedings
7th Annual Meeting of Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention (RAC-2016)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-242-8
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/rac-16.2016.54How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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