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Flu Detector - Tracking Epidemics on Twitter - Nowcasting Flu Rates from Twitter contentOur latest work, where influenza-like illness rates are predicted from the content of Twitter, has been featured in mainstream media about technology and science.

BBC Radio 4, Costing the Earth (March 21, 2012)
by Martin Poyntz-Roberts

Examiner, Brits study forecasting flu outbreaks using Twitter (December 27, 2011)
by Linda Chalmer Zemel

New Scientist, Engines of the future: The cyber crystal ball (November 17, 2010)
by Phil McKenna

MIT Technology Review, How Twitter Could Better Predict Disease Outbreaks (July 14, 2010)
by Christopher Mims

Press releases
University of Bristol News, Could social media be used to detect disease outbreaks? (November 1, 2011)
University of Bristol, Computer Science Department News, Predicting Flu from the content of Twitter (July 1, 2010)

References
Lampos and Cristianini. Nowcasting Events from the Social Web with Statistical Learning. ACM TIST, 2012. [ pdf ]
Lampos, De Bie and Cristianini. Flu Detector - Tracking Epidemics on Twitter. ECML/PKDD '10. [ pdf ]
Lampos and Cristianini. Tracking the flu pandemic by monitoring the Social Web. CIP'10. [ pdf ]