Conference paper Open Access
Analyzing content generated on social media has proven to be a powerful tool for early detection of crisis-related events. Such an analysis may allow for timely action, mitigating or even preventing altogether the effects of a crisis. However, the high noise levels in short texts present in microblogging platforms, combined with the limited publicly available datasets have rendered the task difficult. Here, we propose deep learning models based on a transformer self-attention encoder, which is capable of detecting event-related parts in a text, while also minimizing potential noise levels. Our models efficacy is shown by experimenting with CrisisLexT26, achieving up to 81.6% f1-score and 92.7% AUC.