Learning thread reply structure on patient forums

Yunzhong Liu, Feng Chen, Yi Chen

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The thread reply structure on patient forums is important for users and automated techniques to understand the discussion content and search information effectively. However, most online patient forums only have partially labeled structures. In patient forums, the discussions by patients and caregivers contain abundance of person references, which provide strong indication of the thread reply structure. In this paper, we propose using person reference resolution, combined with a statistical machine learning model, to learn the unknown thread structure on patient forums. Our preliminary performance evaluation has verified the effectiveness of the proposed approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 International Workshop on Data Management and Analytics for HealthcaRE, DARE 2013 - Co-located with the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2013
Event2013 International Workshop on Data Management and Analytics for HealthcaRE, DARE 2013 - Co-located with the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2013Nov 1 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Other

Other2013 International Workshop on Data Management and Analytics for HealthcaRE, DARE 2013 - Co-located with the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/1/1311/1/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

Keywords

  • Healthcare informatics
  • Machine learning
  • Patient forums
  • Person resolution
  • Thread reply structure

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