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A Proposal for a Multilingual Epidemic Surveillance System

  • Gaël Lejeune
  • Mohamed Hatmi
  • Antoine Doucet
  • Silja Huttunen
  • Nadine Lucas
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 40)

Abstract

In epidemic surveillance, monitoring numerous languages is an important issue. In this paper we present a system designed to work on French, Spanish and English. The originality of our system is that we use only a few resources to perform our information extraction tasks. Instead of using ontologies, we use structure patterns of newspapers articles. The results on these three languages are encouraging at the preliminary stage and we will present a few examples of interesting experiments in other languages.

Keywords

Relevant Document Machine Translation Newspaper Article Relevant Content Press Article 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaël Lejeune
    • 1
  • Mohamed Hatmi
    • 1
  • Antoine Doucet
    • 1
  • Silja Huttunen
    • 2
  • Nadine Lucas
    • 1
  1. 1.GREYCUniversity of CaenCaen Cedex
  2. 2.PULS ProjectUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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