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  • Jun
    08

    Live Health Trends: Learning About Health from Non-Health Data

    BCS, Southampton Street, London, arrive 18:00 for a 18:30 start
    Professor Ingemar J. Cox, University College London and University of Copenhagen
  • Is flu is circulating in your area? Has the local vaccination campaign been successful? Are there unknown side-effects of the medicines you are taking? These are some of the questions we can now investigate using publicly available data from companies like Twitter and Google.

    These social tools store an astonishing amount of data, with details like location, time and date together with the words used in any queries and messages. Not only can this data be available in near real time, but also it is often a big sample containing information that's hard to find anywhere else.

    Ingemar will describe how, using statistical natural language processing and machine learning, non-health data sources can be used to generate important and topical information for health and medicine.

    Ingemar Cox is Professor and Head of the Media Futures Research Group at the Department of Computer Science, University College London. He is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Register for this event.
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