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The Potential Relationship between Foodborne Illness and Restaurant Inspection Result in New York City 
  • Shenghao Lavender Zhang
Shenghao Lavender Zhang

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In New York City, cultural diversity has promoted the growing number of restaurants. However, food sanitation has always been a concern for public health. The project focuses on discovering whether violation results from restaurants inspections would have any strong correlations with food poisoning. Restaurants inspection results from DOHMH as well 311 complains are used and analyzed through random forest ensemble learning method. The results indicates that violations found in food sourcing and restaurant facility design have stronger correlation than other factors with regards to foodborne illness incidents.