Patient-centered information extraction for effective search on healthcare forum

Yunzhong Liu, Yi Chen

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Online healthcare forums are one of the major social media in Health 2.0 for patients and caregivers to share personal experience and to help each other. However, current forums do not support effective information search and thus users are unable to fully leverage the rich information in the forums. In this work, we propose patient-centered information extraction to better organize the information in the forum and have developed a patient-centered medical information database extracted from a forum. In this system, the patients discussed on the forum are identified and their shared medical information is aggregated and associated with the corresponding patients. The experimental evaluation shows that our system can provide better information search results than traditional approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction - 6th International Conference, SBP 2013, Proceedings
Pages175-183
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, SBP 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2013Apr 5 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7812 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, SBP 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period4/2/134/5/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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