sALERT : an intelligent information alerting and notification web service
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Web services increasingly serve as large repositories and conduits of information. However, they do not always allow for the efficient dissemination of this information, particularly in a reactive way. In this report, I describe sALERT, a web-based application that allows for targeted information from various web services to be combined and cross-referenced in order to produce a system that is more convenient and more efficient in reactively disseminating information. This dissemination is performed using mobile notification mechanisms such as text messages, and information targeting is performed using data from social networks and geolocation sources. I present the design, implementation, and plans for future improvement for this service within this report.