publication . Conference object . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2016

the language of mental health problems in social media

George Gkotsis; Anika Oellrich; Tjp, Hubbard; richard dobson; Maria Liakata; Sumithra Velupillai; Rina Dutta;
Open Access
  • Published: 16 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: Association for Computational Linguistics
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Online social media, such as Reddit, has become an important resource to share personal experiences and communicate with others. Among other personal information, some social media users communicate about mental health problems they are experiencing, with the intention of getting advice, support or empathy from other users. Here, we investigate the language of Reddit posts specific to mental health, to define linguistic characteristics that could be helpful for further applications. The latter include attempting to identify posts that need urgent attention due to their nature, e.g. when someone announces their intentions of ending their life by suicide or harmin...
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free text keywords: Mental health, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Discriminative model, Personal experience, Natural language processing, computer.software_genre, computer, Internet privacy, Computer science, Personally identifiable information, Social media, Source code, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Empathy
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publication . Conference object . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2016

the language of mental health problems in social media

George Gkotsis; Anika Oellrich; Tjp, Hubbard; richard dobson; Maria Liakata; Sumithra Velupillai; Rina Dutta;