Emotional Reactions to the Perception of Risk in the Pompeii Archaeological Park

Fabio Garzia, Francesco Borghini, Alberto Bruni, Paolo Mighetto, Soodamani Ramalingam, Simona B. Russo

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The assessment of perceived risk by people is extremely important for safety and security management. Each person is based on the opinion of others to make a choice and the Internet represents the place where these opinions are mostly researched, found and reviewed. Social networks have a decisive impact: 92% of consumers say they have more trust in social media reviews than in any other form of advertising. For this reason, Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis have found interesting applications in the most diverse context, among which the most innovative is certainly represented by public safety and security. Security managers can use the perceptions expressed by people to discover the unexpected and potential weaknesses of a controlled environment or otherwise the risk and security perception of people that sometimes can be very different from real level of risk and security of a given site. Since the perceptions are the result of mostly unconscious elaborations, it is necessary to go deeper and to search for the emotions, triggered by the sensorial stimuli, that determine them. The objective of this paper is to study the perception of risk within the Pompeii Archaeological Park, giving emphasis to the emotional components, using the semantic analysis of the textual contents present in Twitter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Safety and Security Engineering (IJSSE)
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


  • Cultural heritage security
  • Open-Source Intelligent Techniques for security
  • Opinion mining for security
  • Perceived risk assessment for security
  • Sentiment analysis for security


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