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Online Health Communities (OHCs) have become a major source of social support for people with health problems. Using a case study of an OHC among breast cancer survivors, we revealed the types of social support embedded in each post using text-mining techniques. Then we aggregated users' activities related to different types of social support and identified(More)
Online Health Communities (OHCs) have become a major source of social support for people with health problems. Using a case study of an OHC among breast cancer survivors, we revealed the types of social support embedded in each post using text mining techniques. Then we aggregated users’ activities in different types of social support and identified(More)
Nowadays, healthcare issues draw people's attention globally. According to the report by the Pew Research Center [1], 35% of U.S. Adults have gone online particularly for information related to medical conditions. Besides getting information from healthcare professionals and friends, 24% of adults also sought information or support from peers who have the(More)
Biopsychosocial approaches are the mainstay diagnostic methods for subhealth. This paper introduces the AdaBoost Learner to handle this issue. AdaBoost algorithm combine a series of weak classifiers, each of which performs slightly better than random guessing, to a strong one. In this paper, the AdaBoost Learners with discriminant classifiers and decision(More)
The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of information as a scientific discipline and the growth of information schools around the world. We analyzed the current state of the iSchool community in the U.S. with a special focus on the evolution of the community. We conducted our study from the perspectives of acquiring talents and producing(More)
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