Data structure

Data Structure
In this web-app, efforts have been made to provide users with a user-friendly
experience in utilizing the outbreak detection algorithms by employing a consistent
data loading format. The format utilized is in .xlsx (Excel) format, consisting of
two columns: “count” and “state”. In the “count” column, disease/syndrome data is
recorded in terms of time (weekly/monthly), while the “state” column contains
information regarding the outbreak status (presence of outbreak=1, absence of
outbreak=0) based on previous evidence or the researcher’s experience.

In the parameters panel of each algorithm, the system collects information from the
user regarding the start time of the data. This information is used to automatically
generate time periods based on the weekly/monthly data frequency.