Identification

Name

Ebola Tracking

Status

Active

Category

System

People
(1) Alessandro Vespignani, Professor, info@gleamviz.org
Organizations
(1) ISI Foundation
(2) Northeastern University
Update frequency

Near Real-time

Created

2014-10-20 18:47:27+00:00

Modified

2016-03-11 17:54:25.862018+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

EbolaTracking relies on the Twitter global conversation to provide an awareness tool able to follow multiple events in a georeferenced context and in real time. EbolaTracking taps into the Twitter Streaming API and monitors tweets mentioning ebola-related keywords. A machine learning system trained with the supervision of experts filters informative tweets. Geographical entities mentioned in tweets - such as country and city names - are identified using the GeoNames database and used to place tweets on a global map.

Year start

2014

URL http://ebolatracking.org/
URL (alternate) http://ebolatracking.org/

Disease and Geography

Diseases
(1) Ebola

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Social Media