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Document ID (ISN)101835
CIS number 03-900
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stanislaw H.
Title Computer-intensive methods in traffic safety research
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.8, No.3, p.353-363. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract The analysis of traffic safety data archives has been markedly facilitated by the development of procedures that are heavily dependent on computers. Three such procedures are described in this article: the first involves using computers to assist in the identification and correction of invalid data; the second makes greater computational demands, and involves using computerized algorithms to fill in the "gaps" that typically occur in archival data when information regarding key variables is not available; finally, the third and most computer-intensive procedure involves using data mining techniques to search archives for interesting and important relationships between variables. These procedures are illustrated using examples from data archives that describe the characteristics of traffic accidents in the USA and Australia.
Descriptors (primary) road traffic control; computer applications; safety service records; accident research
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; USA; description of technique; mathematical models; causes of accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Road transportation
Accident investigation