A formal representation of the WHO and UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage: a computational logic approach.

Author: Burton- Anthony; Kowalski- Robert; Gacic-Dobo- Marta; Karimov- Rouslan & Brown- David
Tags: Data quality , UNICEF , WHO

Abstract

Production of official statistics frequently requires expert judgement to evaluate and reconcile data of unknown and varying quality from multiple and potentially conflicting sources. Moreover- exceptional events may be difficult to incorporate in modelled estimates. Computational logic provides a methodology and tools for incorporating analyst's judgement- integrating multiple data sources and modelling methods- ensuring transparency and replicability- and making documentation computationally accessible. Representations using computational logic can be implemented in a variety of computer-based languages for automated production. Computational logic complements standard mathematical and statistical techniques and extends the flexibility of mathematical and statistical modelling. A basic overview of computational logic is presented and its application to official statistics is illustrated with the WHO \& UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage.

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Link http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=3485034&tool=pmcentrez&rendertype=abstract
Journal PloS one
Volume 7
Year 2012
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