Research Area:  Machine Learning
As a response to the urgent demand of methods that help detect depression at early stage, the work presented in this paper has adopted sentiment analysis techniques to analyse users contributions of social network to detect potential depression. A prototype has been developed, aiming at demonstrating the mechanism of the approach and potential social effect that may be delivered. The contributions include a depressive sentiment knowledge base and an algorithm to analyse textual data for depression detection.
Author(s) Name:  Xiaohui Tao, Xujuan Zhou, Ji Zhang & Jianming Yong
Conferrence name:  Advanced Data Mining and Applications
Publisher name:  Springer
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-49586-6_59