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BioCaster specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_01174
Name BioCaster
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Nigel Collier <>

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PMCID: 5928697
PMID: 29141718
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0253

[…] health institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational agencies. some of the surveillance systems that mine media sources to detect infectious disease outbreaks include healthmap,, biocaster, the global public health intelligence network (gphin), medisy, and epispider., healthmap ( uses web-based data sources to perform outbreak detection, creates a real-time […]

PMCID: 5572517
PMID: 28875048
DOI: 10.4258/hir.2017.23.3.141

[…] and then links them to the corresponding entries in bioinformatics databases., web mining, a part text mining which helps us to detect disease outbreaks in disease surveillance systems. (1) biocaster [] is a web-based open-source and ontology-based text mining system for detecting and tracking the outbreak of diseases from web-based sources. (2) medisys and puls [] are information […]

PMCID: 4806969
PMID: 26981877
DOI: 10.3201/eid2204.150330

[…] is not covered by other global event-based surveillance systems, which collect publically available information about potential health threats mostly from internet sources (), such as promed (), biocaster, and healthmap (). although these systems collect and analyze enormous amounts of information from the internet regarding potential health threats, they are limited by the inability […]

PMCID: 4517741
PMID: 26196106
DOI: 10.3201/eid2108.141156

[…] demonstrated the utility of real-time digital disease event detection (,). the emergence of these intelligence platforms was followed by a new generation of surveillance tools, such as healthmap, biocaster, and medisys (–)., behind the development of surveillance tools for id events, growing research suggests that untapped driver signals could be quantified and monitored to anticipate […]

PMCID: 4369067
PMID: 25887692
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-015-0885-0

[…] informal platforms, defined as surveillance incorporating data sources outside of government and clinical systems, have been developed in the last two decades. these include but are not limited to: biocaster, global public health intelligence network (gphin), health emergency disease information system (hedis), healthmap, medical information system (medisys), pattern-based understanding […]

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BioCaster institution(s)
National Institute of Informatics, ROIS, PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Anthropology, Lehman College, CUNY, NY, USA; National Institute of Genetics, ROIS, Mishima, Japan, University of Science, Vietnam National University at HCMC, Vietnam; NECTEC and the Department of Computer Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand; Okayama University, Okayama and National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

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