The Task of Surveillance

  • Kerstin Denecke
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


Intuitively, the term surveillance produces rather negative feelings. We start remembering the book of George Orwell “1984”, where a society is described that monitors the complete life of its members. However, doing surveillance is often crucial to survive: Even zebras on the savannah are doing surveillance when they sense and respond to the opportunity of a water hole or the threat of a lion.


Surveillance System Sentiment Analysis Disease Surveillance Meningococcal Disease Social Media Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungszentrum L3SHannoverGermany

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