Accurate estimation of influenza epidemics using Google search data via ARGO

@inproceedings{Yanga2015AccurateEO,
  title={Accurate estimation of influenza epidemics using Google search data via ARGO},
  author={Shihao Yanga and Mauricio Santillanab and S. C. Koua},
  year={2015}
}
  • Shihao Yanga, Mauricio Santillanab, S. C. Koua
  • Published 2015
Accurate real-time tracking of influenza outbreaks helps public health officials make timely and meaningful decisions that could save lives. We propose an influenza tracking model, ARGO (AutoRegression with GOogle search data), that uses publicly available online search data. In addition to having a rigorous statistical foundation, ARGO outperforms all previously available Google-search–based tracking models, including the latest version of Google Flu Trends, even though it uses only low… CONTINUE READING
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