Flu Detector in the News
Our latest work, where Influenza-like Illness rates are inferred from the content of Twitter, has been featured in mainstream media about technology and science.
The primary article was published in MIT Technology Review:
"How Twitter Could Better Predict Disease Outbreaks" (July 14, 2010)
by Christopher Mims
"Could social media be used to detect disease outbreaks?" (November 1, 2011)
by the University of Bristol News
"Predicting Flu from the content of Twitter" (July 1, 2010)
by the News of Computer Science Department, University of Bristol
About Flu Detector
Flu Detector is available at http://twitter.lampos.net/epidemics. The primary paper which describes Flu Detector has been published in the proceedings of ECML PKDD 2010. A detailed overview and further extensions of this work are available in a journal publication that has been accepted by ACM TIST.