A methodology to enhance spatial understanding of disease outbreak events reported in news articles

  title={A methodology to enhance spatial understanding of disease outbreak events reported in news articles},
  author={Hutchatai Chanlekha and Nigel Collier},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  volume={79 4},
PURPOSE The emergence and re-emergence of disease outbreaks of international concern in the last several years has raised the importance of health surveillance systems that exploit the open media for their timely and precise detection of events. However, one of the key barriers faced by current event-based health surveillance systems is in identifying fine-grained terms for an outbreak's geographical location. In this article, we present a method to tackle this problem by associating each… CONTINUE READING


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