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Suicide related text classification with prism algorithm

Chiroma, Fatima, Liu, Han ORCID: and Cocea, Mihaela 2018. Suicide related text classification with prism algorithm. Presented at: International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC 2018), Chengdu, China, 15-18 July 2018. 2018 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC). IEEE, pp. 575-580. 10.1109/ICMLC.2018.8527032

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Raw but valuable user data is continuously being generated on social media platforms. This data is, however, more valuable when they are mined using different approaches such as machine learning techniques. Additionally, this user-generated data can be used to potentially save lives especially of vulnerable social media users, as several studies carried out have shown the correlation between social media and suicide. In this study, we aim at contributing to the research relating to suicide communication on social media. We measured the performance of five machine learning algorithms: Prism, Decision Tree, Na¨ıveNa¨ıve Bayes, Random Forest and Support Vector Machine, in classifying suicide-related text from Twitter. The results of the study showed that the Prism algorithm has outperformed the other machine learning algorithms with an F-measure of 0.84 for the target classes (Suicide and Flippant). This result, to the best of our knowledge, is the highest performance that has been achieved in classifying social media suicide-related text.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 978-1-5386-5214-5
Funders: Department of Health Policy Research Programme, Petroleum Technology Development Fund
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 July 2018
Date of Acceptance: 17 May 2018
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 13:26

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