Connecting the dots: Knowledge discovery in online healthcare forums

Yi Chen, Yunzhong Liu

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Abstract

Online healthcare forums provide a valuable platform for people to discover knowledge. However, existing approaches rely on the syntactic information units, such as a sentence, a post, or a thread, to bind different pieces of information in a forum. In this work, we propose to connect the pieces of information by a semantic information unit, patients. Specifically, we connect the information of diseases, symptoms, treatments, and effects to the patient who experiences them, and thus enable effective knowledge discovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICEC 2014 - 16th International Conference on Electronic Commerce
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages17-19
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781450326186
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event16th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, ICEC 2014 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 5 2014Aug 6 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other16th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, ICEC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period8/5/148/6/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Adverse Drug Reaction
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Forums
  • Knowledge Discovery

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