“We make choices we think are going to save us”: Debate and stance identification for online breast cancer CAM discussions

@inproceedings{Zhang2017WeMC,
  title={“We make choices we think are going to save us”: Debate and stance identification for online breast cancer CAM discussions},
  author={Shaodian Zhang and Lin Qiu and Frank Chen and Weinan Zhang and Yong Yu and No{\'e}mie Elhadad},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2017}
}
Patients discuss complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in online health communities. Sometimes, patients' conflicting opinions toward CAM-related issues trigger debates in the community. The objectives of this paper are to identify such debates, identify controversial CAM therapies in a popular online breast cancer community, as well as patients' stances towards them. To scale our analysis, we trained a set of classifiers. We first constructed a supervised classifier based on a long… CONTINUE READING
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