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Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Big Data Analytics Issue

April 02, 2020 / Jessica Kent

The rapid, global spread of COVID-19 has brought advanced big data analytics tools front and center, with entities from all sectors of the healthcare industry seeking to monitor and reduce the impact of this virus.Researchers and developers are increasingly using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to track and contain coronavirus, as well as gain a more comprehensive understanding of the disease.In the months since COVID-19 hit the US, researchers have been hard at work trying to uncover the nature of the virus why it affects some more than others, what measures can help reduce the spread, and where the disease will likely go next.This is, in essence, a big data problem. We're trying to track the spread of a disease around the world,” James Hendler, the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Application...