Web data mining for public health purposes

2 May 2019Niels Dalum Hansen

For a long time, public health events, such as disease incidence or vaccination activity, have been monitored to keep track of the health status of the population, allowing to evaluate the effect of public health initiatives and to decide where resources for improving public health are best spent. This thesis investigates the use of web data mining for public health monitoring, and makes contributions in the following two areas: New approaches for predicting public health events from web mined data, and novel applications of web mined data for public health monitoring...

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