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Predicting the Risk of Suicide By Analyzing the Text of Clinical Notes 70

Posted by samzenpus
from the seeing-the-signs dept.
First time accepted submitter J05H writes "Soldier and veteran suicide rates are increasing due to various factors. Critically, the rates have jumped in recent years. Now, Bayesian search experts are using anonymous Veteran's Administration notes to predict suicide risks. A related effort by Chris Poulin is the Durkheim Project which uses opt-in social media data for similar purposes."
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Predicting the Risk of Suicide By Analyzing the Text of Clinical Notes

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  • by SigmoidCurve (188795) on Wednesday January 29, 2014 @09:12PM (#46106509) Homepage Journal
    It's refreshing to see predictive data analysis used for positive efforts, rather than simply selling more ads. Here's a call to action for all you data scientists at Twitter, FB, and other SV startups who think they're changing the world when all they're doing is putting money in their advertisers' pockets. News flash: statistics can be used to benefit society for a change.

One person's error is another person's data.