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Deep Learning for Depression Detection of Twitter Users - 2018

Deep Learning For Depression Detection Of Twitter Users

Research Paper on Deep Learning For Depression Detection Of Twitter Users

Research Area:  Machine Learning


Mental illness detection in social media can be considered a complex task, mainly due to the complicated nature of mental disorders. In recent years, this research area has started to evolve with the continuous increase in popularity of social media platforms that became an integral part of people-s life. This close relationship between social media platforms and their users has made these platforms to reflect the users personal life with different limitations. In such an environment, researchers are presented with a wealth of information regarding one-s life. In addition to the level of complexity in identifying mental illnesses through social media platforms, adopting supervised machine learning approaches such as deep neural networks have not been widely accepted due to the difficulties in obtaining sufficient amounts of annotated training data. Due to these reasons, we try to identify the most effective deep neural network architecture among a few of selected architectures that were successfully used in natural language processing tasks. The chosen architectures are used to detect users with signs of mental illnesses (depression in our case) given limited unstructured text data extracted from the Twitter social media platform.

Deep Learning
Depression Detection
Twitter Users
Machine Learning

Author(s) Name:  Ahmed Husseini Orabi, Prasadith Buddhitha, Mahmoud Husseini Orabi, Diana Inkpen

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Conferrence name:  Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Keyboard to Clinic

Publisher name:  Association for Computational Linguistics

DOI:  10.18653/v1/W18-0609

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