Wikipedia Data proves Beneficial for Forecasting Outbreaks of Diseases

November 16, 2014 4:32 AM

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Wikipedia Data proves Beneficial for Forecasting Outbreaks of Diseases

Researchers from the Lose Alamos National Laboratory have come up with sufficient evidence to prove that Wikipedia accurately predicts the spread of diseases such as dengue and influenza and tuberculosis.

Researchers analyzed the traffic to Wikipedia and checked the views on the site that correlated with the spread of certain diseases. Their study examined seen diseased across 11 countries and found that while some diseases were accurately predicted, Wikipedia did not accurately forecast the cholera ...

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