Efficient computer use for automated safety text analysis

Matthew Newall, Coen Van Gulijk

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This paper details our efforts to improve the performance of some typical operations which may be applied to data gathered by the Close Call system. The methods described here potentially enable near real-time analysis of text based safety concerns, which eliminates shortcomings in the application of text analysis for the GB railway industry. The intention is to improve the accessibility of this data for use in timely risk anal-ysis, through application of computer science techniques. is a significant effort as part of BDRA project, that changes the way risk management will be done. In particular, once the national incident database, SMIS, is upgraded to a modern data system, provisionally termed SMIS+.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety & Reliability
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Applications
EditorsMarko Cepin, Radim Bris
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781138629370
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event27th European Safety and Reliability Conference - Portorož, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017
Conference number: 27


Conference27th European Safety and Reliability Conference
Abbreviated titleESREL 2017
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