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Predicting and mapping the flu by analyzing tweets

November 10, 2013

 

Researchers at the University of Rochester collected and analyzed tweets to predict the spread of the flu. From the article:

“their algorithm was able to predict whether a healthy person would get sick (and tweet about it) with 90 percent accuracy.”

Article at http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11/your-tweets-can-predict-when-youll-get-the-flu/#ixzz2kGIJwqnU (or click the picture)

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