The novel Coronavirus was first identified December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has spread rapidly from country to country bringing devastation in the form of mass illness and death due to the COVID-19 disease it causes. Micro Focus IDOL, an AI insight engine, is perfectly positioned to help track how the virus spreads, and the scale of the impact on public health services and the economy wrought by this virus has never been seen before in peacetime and has left governments and organizations struggling to understand the spread of the disease and how to slow it.
IDOL derives contextual and conceptual insights from a multitude of data sources. It can identify relationships that exist within virtually any type of information and Micro Focus runs a demo environment that indexes a limited subset of news articles, broadcast monitoring feeds from various TV and radio channels, Twitter and RSS feeds and other open sources continuously.
This is a classic case of Open Source Intelligence and demonstrates how IDOL can be used to track the spread of world-changing events like this COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak.