Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Iannetti S

Veterinary Medicine, Livestock Research Institute of Abruzzo and Molise G. Caporale,
Campo Boario Teramo

  • Research Article
    The Zoonoses Data Collection in Italy: An Expert System for Data Quality Management and Improvement
    Author(s): Iannetti S, Cioci D, Falcone MG and Colangeli PIannetti S, Cioci D, Falcone MG and Colangeli P

    The need to improve the quality of data for a better analysis and understanding of zoonoses’ trend at country level has been increased year by year both by the EFSA and by reporting countries. In the framework of an EFSA’s Grant project, aimed to complement the zoonoses historical database, an expert system based on logical rules of truth tables was put in place within the Italian information system for zoonoses data collection (SINZoo). During data entry, the truth tables check that, for each zoonoses, the combination of the area of interest, each possible sampling context, stage and sampling unit has been entered correctly, thus avoiding inconsistent data. Each combination available in the truth tables indicates the context, the stage, the sampling unit allowed for each zoonosis in a specific area and for a category of species. The goal of the project was achieved for mo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000431

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