Publication Date

Fall 2013

Degree Type

Master's Project

Department

Computer Science

Abstract

“Hi, in a weeks, there will be high possibility you may get infected by flu. Please go to take a flu shot.” – This is a sample warning to some users in Twitter about the spreading of flu to people from specific location. Twitter may already be used to plan social lives, interact with celebrities and communicate with friends. But now data from the social networking sites could have a far more serious use like tracking diseases and learning about their spread. Using this kind of data, I will help Health Agencies to personalize the prediction and warn the general public about spreading of certain communicable disease so that any individual can take appropriate actions to avoid getting infected from such disease.

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