Epi Archive: Automated Synthesis of Global Notifiable Disease Data

Most countries do not report national notifiable disease data in a machine-readable format. Data are often in the form of a file that contains text, tables and graphs summarizing weekly or monthly disease counts. This presents a problem when information is needed for more data intensive approaches to epidemiology, biosurveillance and public health. While most nations likely store incident data in a machine-readable format, governments are often hesitant to share data openly for a variety of reasons that include technical, political, economic, and motivational issues1.

January 25, 2018

Detecting Web Rumours with a Multilingual Ontology-Supported Text Classification System

Timely surveillance of disease outbreak events of public health concern currently requires detailed and time consuming manual analysis by experts. Recently in addition to traditional information sources, the World Wide Web has offered a new modality in surveillance, but the massive collection of multilingual texts which must be processed in real time presents an enormous challenge.



July 30, 2018

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