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The Role of Location For Family Reunification During Disasters.
After large-scale disasters, displaced or injured people can lose contact with their family and friends. In an effort to mitigate the effects of these events, the US National Library of Medicine has developed People Locator, a Web-based system that allows family members to search for missing persons. The purpose of this paper is to describe the role of location in family reunification systems, in particular in People Locator, and the data input technologies that support it.