Monday, November 24, 2008

Web data predict flu

Published online 19 November 2008 | Nature 456, 287-288 (2008) :

Two new studies hint at the public-health and research potential of mining the data created as people search the web. Both teams have successfully detected the onset of US seasonal flu epidemics, by extracting patterns of flu-related search terms from the billions of queries stored by Google and Yahoo.

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