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A review of automated text classification in event-based biosurveillance


Event-based biosurveillance is a practice of monitoring diverse information sources for the detection of events pertaining to human, plant, and animal health. Online documents, such as news articles, newsletters, and (micro-) blog entries, are primary information sources in it. Document classification is an important step to filter information and machine learning methods have been successfully applied to this task.



The objective of this literature review is to identify current challenges in document classification for event-based biosurveillance and consider the necessary efforts and the research opportunity.

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