An ontology-driven system for detecting global health events

Nigel Collier, Reiko Matsuda Goodwin, John Mccrae, Son Doan, Ai Kawazoe, Mike Conway, Asanee Kawtrakul, Koichi Takeuchi, Dinh Dien

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Abstract

Text mining for global health surveillance is an emerging technology that is gaining increased attention from public health organizations and governments. The lack of multilingual resources such as Word- Nets specifically targeted at this task has so far been a major bottleneck. This paper reports on a major upgrade to the Bio Caster Web monitoring system and its freely available multilingual ontology; improving its original design and extending its coverage of diseases from 70 to 336 in 12 languages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages215-222
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Coling 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 23 2010Aug 27 2010

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Coling 2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/23/108/27/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Linguistics and Language

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    Collier, N., Goodwin, R. M., Mccrae, J., Doan, S., Kawazoe, A., Conway, M., Kawtrakul, A., Takeuchi, K., & Dien, D. (2010). An ontology-driven system for detecting global health events. 215-222. Paper presented at 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Coling 2010, Beijing, China.