Worldwide early warning network and method of use 

Patent No. 6,678,684

Issued: January 13, 2004
Filed: July 5, 2000

Inventors: Koga; Makio (4F Kanda-Tochitatemono-Ichibancho, Bldg.22, Ichibancho, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, JP 102-0082); Kamei; Takaaki (2-7-19, Hiroo, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, JP 150-0012)


A method for determining appropriate measures for catastrophic events comprises the steps of programming a computer to continuously scan electronic news media reports for at least one of a selected group of key words, and upon finding such key words, selecting at least one of the news media reports when at least one of the key words is found. The invention further provides for scanning the one of the news media reports for at least one of a selected group of key phrases so as to determine a location, nature and extent of a catastrophic event corresponding to the at least one of the selected group of key words and then selecting an initial reaction from a table of reactions corresponding to the determined location, nature and extent of the events, whereupon the invention publishes the recommended initial reaction. The method then calls for continuing the scanning of the news media reports for further developments and changes in the location, nature and extent of the event and selecting a further reaction from the table of reactions for publishing. This process continues until a currently determined one of the further reactions differs from an immediately past one of the further reactions by less than a predetermined degree, that is, when the catastrophe is under control. Further steps are taken to provide automated analysis and strategy building procedures so that a company subscriber may know if more or possibly less production is required in order to meet the needs of the crises.


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