DIME (Disaster-related micro-events) is a corpus which contains a set of news articles about three natural disasters which have happened in 2016 - the floods in Houston, landslides in South China, and the magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which has hit Ecuador in April. We collected news articles from different online media sources and annotated the effects of the disasters. Most of the events we cover are damage on people, infrastructure and interruption of roads, telecommunication and other services, such as electricity, water, etc. For each news article we provide the date, the location, the title and the text of the news article, where we have annotated the micro events with bold font. The current version of the corpus contains around 50 articles, but we envisage to augment its size. A twitter channel - Disastrobot collects tweets which report about effects from natural disasters.


Corpus is available here.

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