OMG U got flu? Analysis of shared health messages for bio-surveillance

  title={OMG U got flu? Analysis of shared health messages for bio-surveillance},
  author={Nigel Collier and Nguyen Truong Son and Mai Nguyen Thi Ngoc},
  booktitle={Semantic Mining in Biomedicine},
BACKGROUND Micro-blogging services such as Twitter offer the potential to crowdsource epidemics in real-time. However, Twitter posts ('tweets') are often ambiguous and reactive to media trends. In order to ground user messages in epidemic response we focused on tracking reports of self-protective behaviour such as avoiding public gatherings or increased sanitation as the basis for further risk analysis. RESULTS We created guidelines for tagging self protective behaviour based on Jones and… CONTINUE READING
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