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Sample NLPDE and NLODE Social-Media Modeling of Information Transmission for Infectious Diseases: Case Study Ebola

  title={Sample NLPDE and NLODE Social-Media Modeling of Information Transmission for Infectious Diseases: Case Study Ebola},
  author={Armin Smailhodvic and Keith Andrew and Lance Hahn and Phillip C. Womble and Cathleen Webb},
We investigate the spreading of information through Twitter messaging related to the spread of Ebola in western Africa using epidemic based dynamic models. Diffusive spreading leads to NLPDE models and fixed point analysis yields systems of NLODE models. When tweets are mapped as connected nodes in a graph and are treated as a time sequenced Markov chain, TSMC, then by the Kurtz theorem these specific paths can be identified as being near solutions to systems of ordinary differential equations… 

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