Johns Hopkins computers scientists, who have already used Twitter posts to track flu cases, say their techniques also show promise as a tool to gather important information about some common mental illnesses. By reviewing tweets from users who publicly mentioned their diagnosis and by looking for language cues linked to certain disorders, the researchers say, they’ve been able to quickly and inexpensively collect new data on post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder.
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Fifteen high school and middle school students from the Baltimore area will participate in a Computational Linguistics Workshop hosted by the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins.
Media Advisory: Twenty-two Baltimore Area Students Prepare for the Computational Linguistics Olympiad at Johns Hopkins
Twenty-two or more high school and middle school students from Baltimore-area schools will participate in a Computational Linguistics Workshop hosted by the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins.