Vietnam MIAs program using social power


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Vietnam MIAs program using social power

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  2. 2. Historical Facts  1.1 mil killed soldiers (martyrs) during Vietnam War  Many of them are LOST:  Martyrs’ graves be gathered, yet unknown to their families (about 50,000)  Unknown martyrs, therefore not be gathered yet (about 500,000)  No strong ties / connections between:  Families of different martyrs  Martyrs’ families & veterans  All these lead both historical and social concerns up to now
  3. 3. Reasons  Gathered but LOST to the family:  Economic reason/ Poor; geographic distance didn’t allow the searching grave efforts from their families  Martyrs’ important documents got lost during war  Misinformation (death info, camp’s unit code info) during war  Unfound, Unknown Martyrs  Fierce war  Bad logistics
  4. 4. Information holding by family • Too short and unclear • More detail information is only available in Ministry of Defense’s archives, which is nearly impossible to access to due to data security. • Even, in MoD’s files, there is not enough data about the location of the martyrs’ tombs • In most cases, the death notice paper is the only piece of information that the martyr’s family can have.
  5. 5. Current popular solutions Ask for the help from telepaths Ask for information from the martyr’s fellows Ask for access to MoD’s archives to find out where the martyr died then scan every martyr’s cemetery in the region. Advertise on media ALL are costly and not very effective with low chances of success
  6. 6. Martyrs Finding Social Network  Purpose: Using community resources in order to help martyr’s family to find remains of their loved ones by approaching new science-based method with high accuracy.  Procedure: is divided into these below steps:  Step 1: Digitalize all the martyrs cemeteries in Vietnam  Step 2: Build the DNA database of martyrs relatives  Step 3: Build the DNA database of anonymous martyrs
  7. 7. – Stage 1  Aim: Digitalize all Martyrs’ cemeteries in Vietnam, make them searchable on the internet  Method: Using social powers and computer science methods  Simplify martyrs searching work to normal computer activities, reduce all the cost of searching progress
  8. 8. System Structure
  9. 9. Developing model Octopus-like model Depending on several different social networks through social applications • Social network users will contribute to digitalize figures • The head of the octopus is the website including searching tool and software tools Google+ that serve to take and upload photos ZingMe Facebook • Each tool, technology or social application will be undertaken by experts in each field who are willing to dedicate
  10. 10. Technologies  Social Networking  Massive-scale online collaboration  Optical Character Recognization (OCR)  Image Fingerprinting  Mobile Application Development  Data Mining
  11. 11. Massive Scale Online Collaboration • Pyramids, Wikipedia, etc., all great works of the humankind are made from minor contribution of each individual • Google ReCaptcha – Stop spam, read books: prevent spam, and 129 million books, 4 billion book sheets, 2,000 billion words will have been digitalized by the end of this decade • study foreign languages, and translate all websites from one language to another
  12. 12. Result  Extracted information from the tombstone photo is turned into searchable data  With the information, it is much easier to locate the current tombstone  Digitalise all tombstone information by the help of contributors
  13. 13. Contributors  People from their family  Volunteers from the Youth Organisations  Volunteers from Non-profit Organisations  Members from top social networks: Facebook, Google+, Zing Me and Pinterest…  The objective: contributions from everybody
  14. 14. Feasibility  Cell-phones with camera are popular  1.1 mil is not a big number for a country with population of 100 mil  Computer science can control the data quality  Lot of people, especially the youth, want to contribute something for their society  There will be many other interactive features on the network
  15. 15. – Stage 2  Aim: establishing a DNA data bank of unknown, missing revolutionary martyrs’ close relative  Reason  Close relative genes for DNA matching  The number of revolutionary martyrs’ close relative is few and decreasing  Feasibility  Payment from martyr’s families  Government Funds  Foreign Funds  Current average cost: 20$ - 150$ / case
  16. 16. – Stage 3  Aim: To discover the identities of the nameless martyrs by DNA analysis method, which compares their DNA with those in their relatives DNA bank  need to rely on the innovation of bio-informatics in the future, with less expensive Dna experiments and more feasible big-scale projects  Can be solved in 10 years
  17. 17. Discussion