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Creating screening questionnaires from archival social media data

By Ortal Ashkenazi
Location Bloomfield 527
Advisor(s): Dr. Elad Yom-Tov and Dr. Ofra Amir
Academic Program: IE
Sunday 03 May 2020, 14:30 - 15:30

In recent years, the internet has become a primary source of medical information. Reddit

is an example of this. Reddit is a popular social networking site that allows sharing text and media as posts and commenting on them through topic-specific forums. The forums span a gamut of topics including politics, health, and pictures of cute cats.

In my thesis, I utilized the data from Reddit to create a generic semi-automatic pipeline that, given a disease with long diagnosis time, creates medical screening questionnaires for doctors and laypeople that can be used for early detection of this disease.