Location specific summarization of climatic and agricultural trends

Sunandan Chakraborty, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian

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Abstract

Climate change can directly impact agriculture. Failure in different aspects of agriculture due to climate change and other influencing factors, are extremely rampant in several agrarian economies, most of which go unnoticed. In this paper, we describe the design of a system that mines disparate information sources on the Web to automatically summarize important climatic and agricultural trends for any specific location and construct a location-specific climatic and agricultural information portal. We have evaluated the system across 605 different districts in India. The results revealed a pan-India scenario of different problem affected areas. The key findings from this work include, around 64.58% of the districts of India suffer from soil related issues and 76.02% have water related problems. We have also manually validated the authenticity of our information sources and validated our summarized results for specific locations with findings in reputed journals and authoritative sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web, WWW 2011
Pages463-472
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 29 2011
Event20th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web, WWW 2011 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: Mar 28 2011Apr 1 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 20th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web, WWW 2011

Other

Other20th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web, WWW 2011
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period3/28/114/1/11

Keywords

  • agriculture
  • climate
  • emerging region
  • web service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Chakraborty, S., & Subramanian, L. (2011). Location specific summarization of climatic and agricultural trends. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web, WWW 2011 (pp. 463-472). (Proceedings of the 20th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web, WWW 2011). https://doi.org/10.1145/1963192.1963360