Challenges for using social media for early detection of T2DM

Dane Bell, Daniel Fried, Luwen Huangfu, Mihai Surdeanu, Stephen G Kobourov

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Twitter and other social media data are utilized for a wide variety of applications such as marketing and stock market prediction. Each application and appropriate domain of social media text presents its own challenges and benefits. We discuss methods for detecting obesity, a risk factor for Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), from the language of food on Twitter on community data, the peculiarities of this data, and the development of individual-level data for this task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2016
Event2nd International Workshop on Social Media World Sensors, SIDEWAYS 2016 - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: May 24 2016 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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