Online health communities (OHCs) has been a resource for health care providers to understand and prioritize patients and caregivers’ needs. However, it is time consuming to identify those needs and concerns from OHCs manually. Our long-term goal is to design an automated system to classify needs of patients and/or caregivers written in the OHCs. As a first step, we applied the discourse dialog act classification to develop the framework for the system.

Learning Objective: The learner should be better able to learn challenges and possible solutions in creating dialog act classification for patients generated data from the online health community.


Young Ji Lee (Presenter)
University of Pittsburgh

Grace Campbell, University of Pittsburgh
Victoria Han, University of Pittsburgh
Hyeju Jang, University of British Columbia

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