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Twitter Algorithm Can Track Flu Outbreaks
2013-01-29 09:44:34

[ Watch the Video: Twitter Stories: The Future of Public Health ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is it an epic timewaster or a new way to take society´s pulse, literally? Computer scientists from around the world have devised algorithms that parse Twitter posts for all kinds of insight and a new one from Johns Hopkins University is showing promising results for tracking the spread of the flu virus across the United States. To track the flu via Twitter,...