Automated learning of everyday patients' language for medical blogs analytics

Giovanni Stilo, Moreno De Vincenzi, Alberto E. Tozzi, Paola Velardi

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Abstract

Analyzing how people discuss about health-related topics on dedicated forums and social networks such as Twitter, can provide valuable insight for syndromic surveillance and to predict disease outbreaks. In this paper we present a minimally trained algorithm to learn associations between technical and everyday language terms, based on pattern generalization and complete linkage clustering, and we then assess its utility on a case study of five common syndromes for surveillance purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP
Pages640-648
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event9th International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2013 - Hissar, Bulgaria
Duration: Sep 9 2013Sep 11 2013

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Other9th International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2013
CountryBulgaria
CityHissar
Period9/9/139/11/13

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Stilo, G., De Vincenzi, M., Tozzi, A. E., & Velardi, P. (2013). Automated learning of everyday patients' language for medical blogs analytics. In International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP (pp. 640-648)

Automated learning of everyday patients' language for medical blogs analytics. / Stilo, Giovanni; De Vincenzi, Moreno; Tozzi, Alberto E.; Velardi, Paola.

International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP. 2013. p. 640-648.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stilo, G, De Vincenzi, M, Tozzi, AE & Velardi, P 2013, Automated learning of everyday patients' language for medical blogs analytics. in International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP. pp. 640-648, 9th International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, 9/9/13.
Stilo G, De Vincenzi M, Tozzi AE, Velardi P. Automated learning of everyday patients' language for medical blogs analytics. In International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP. 2013. p. 640-648
Stilo, Giovanni ; De Vincenzi, Moreno ; Tozzi, Alberto E. ; Velardi, Paola. / Automated learning of everyday patients' language for medical blogs analytics. International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP. 2013. pp. 640-648
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