Social Media Image Analysis for Public Health

  title={Social Media Image Analysis for Public Health},
  author={Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella and Abdulrahman Alfayad and Ingmar Weber},
Several projects have shown the feasibility to use emph{textual} social media data to track public health concerns, such as temporal influenza patterns or geographical obesity patterns. In this paper, we look at whether geo-tagged emph{images} from Instagram also provide a viable data source. Especially for "lifestyle" diseases, such as obesity, drinking or smoking, images of social gatherings could provide information that is not necessarily shared in, say, tweets. In this study, we explore… CONTINUE READING

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