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Towards Using Social Media to Identify Individuals at Risk for Preventable Chronic Illness

@article{Bell2016TowardsUS,
  title={Towards Using Social Media to Identify Individuals at Risk for Preventable Chronic Illness},
  author={Dane Bell and Daniel Fried and Luwen Huangfu and Mihai Surdeanu and Stephen G. Kobourov},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1603.03784}
}
  • Dane Bell, Daniel Fried, +2 authors Stephen G. Kobourov
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • We describe a strategy for the acquisition of training data necessary to build a social-media-driven early detection system for individuals at risk for (preventable) type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The strategy uses a game-like quiz with data and questions acquired semi-automatically from Twitter. The questions are designed to inspire participant engagement and collect relevant data to train a public-health model applied to individuals. Prior systems designed to use social media such as… CONTINUE READING

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