Webinar: Drug Term Discovery Through Social Media Using Natural Language Processing
Event Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 15th – Drug term discovery through social media using natural language processing
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) researchers developed the NDEWS study with Coordinating Center staff to explore the ability to use big data collected from Twitter to discover new drug synonyms. This study used machine learning to build a model where researchers could enter a known drug term and get back synonyms, some of which might be unknown to the researchers. The presentation will highlight what this method revealed for marijuana terms on Twitter. Ongoing efforts are expanding this to terms for opioids and to using Reddit.
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Presenters: Claudia M. Brugman, Ph.D. Research Scientist and Technical Director for Language in Social Systems Center for Advanced Study of Language University of Maryland - College Park
Nikki Adams, Ph.D. Assistant Research Scientist Center for Advanced Study of Language University of Maryland - College Park