Optimizing Global Influenza Surveillance for Locations with Deficient Data (Student Abstract)
Keywords:Influenza Surveillance, Missing Data, Feature Selection, Predictive Model
AbstractFor better monitoring and controlling influenza, WHO has launched FluNet (recently integrated to FluMART) to provide a unified platform for participating countries to routinely collect influenza-related syndromic, epidemiological and virological data. However, the reported data were incomplete.We propose a novel surveillance system based on data from multiple sources to accurately assess the epidemic status of different countries, especially for those with missing surveillance data in some periods. The proposed method can automatically select a small set of reliable and informative indicators for assessing the underlying epidemic status and proper supporting data to train the predictive model. Our proactive selection method outperforms three other out-of-box methods (linear regression, multilayer perceptron, and long-short term memory) to make accurate predictions.
How to Cite
Shan, S., Tan, Q., Lau, Y. C., Du, Z., Lau, E. H., Wu, P., & Cowling, B. J. (2022). Optimizing Global Influenza Surveillance for Locations with Deficient Data (Student Abstract). Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(11), 13045-13046. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v36i11.21659
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