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Research Organization of Information and systems National Institute of Informatics Associate Professor
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A Multilingual Surveillance System for Detecting and Tracking Public Health Threats
Finished by March 31, 2012

In order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, public health experts and the government require a way to collect timely and reliable information from many news sources. This project aims to develop a basic technology for a system to monitor public health threats in several languages in the Asia-Pacific region. We focus on the tasks such as automatic judgment of outbreak severity as well as situation awareness by unifying information from various sources.