Global disease surveillance using social media: HIV/AIDS content intervention in web forums

Yungchang Ku, Chaochang Chiu, Yulei Zhang, Li Fan, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

Collecting potential data sources for use in proactively analyzing and evaluating strategies for syndromic surveillance and bio-defense have become critical issues in and challenges to infectious disease informatics [1]. Web forums link highly relevant information about patients' needs, disease pain, health conditions, and concerns for medical practice [2]. Health departments or medical service groups can use the information in the forums to identify disease sources and scope and to detect outbreaks while the possibility for intervention remains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISI 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Public Safety and Security
Pages170
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Public Safety and Security, ISI 2010 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 23 2010May 26 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Public Safety and Security, ISI 2010
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period5/23/105/26/10

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Keywords

  • Forum messages intervention
  • HIV/AIDS intervention
  • Text mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Ku, Y., Chiu, C., Zhang, Y., Fan, L., & Chen, H. (2010). Global disease surveillance using social media: HIV/AIDS content intervention in web forums. In ISI 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Public Safety and Security (pp. 170). [5484749] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2010.5484749