The emotional world of health online communities

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Abstract

This article presents a preliminary study on the emotional world of health online communities. Using sentiment analysis and natural language processing techniques, this study aims to (1) examine the strength of various kinds of emotions (positivity, optimism, negativity, anxiety, anger, and sadness) in online health forum discussions, and (2) compare the emotional status and expression of forum participants under different roles, such as askers and answerers, men and women, and caregivers and patients. This study is expected to improve the understanding of the emotional communication in online health communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 iConference
Subtitle of host publicationInspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011
Pages806-807
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011
Event6th Annual Conference on 2011 iConference: Inspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2011Feb 11 2011

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other6th Annual Conference on 2011 iConference: Inspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/8/112/11/11

Keywords

  • Emotion
  • Health
  • Patient online community
  • Sentiment analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Yu, B. (2011). The emotional world of health online communities. In Proceedings of the 2011 iConference: Inspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011 (pp. 806-807). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/1940761.1940914