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Recording of the Virtual Speed Networking Event Available Locked Topic 1 C. Tong Find the list of speakers and their presentation information in the spreadsheet attached.
by C. Tong
Monday, January 15, 2018
Lori Kennedy - Colorado Center of Excellence in Refugee Health: National IC 5 C. Tong Hi Howard, indeed the data collection is a challenge, because identifying refugees as a sub-population is not always straightforward. Their data exist everywhere that the general population's data exists (in surveillance databases, EMRs, etc.), but identifying them as a sub-population can be a challenge and requires connecting to a data source that identifies them as a refugee. If a refugee-specific UID is not available or captured by the non-refugee data systems (EMRs, surveillance databases, etc.), we rely on name, dob, and other demographic matches, which are complex for this population (refugees may not know their dob, may not know how to spell their name, data input folks may mis-spell). We're working through those challenges ourselves and with other refugee programs involved in our effort, using exact matches and fuzzy matches.
by L. Kennedy (Baker)
Friday, January 12, 2018
Daniel Neill - New Directions in Pre-Syndromic and Subpopulation Health Sur 3 C. Tong @Howard: I have not been involved with these sort of linguistic tools to any great extent. I do know that there has been a group of people within ISDS who are very interested in negation processing and might have more insights.
by D. Neill
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Mamadou Ndiaye - Drug Overdose Classification with Natural Language Process 1 C. Tong Here is the title of the book that Mamadou mentioned in the discussion session: Deep Learning with R by JJ Allaire and F. CholletThank you, Mamadou, for a great presentation.
by T. Hamby
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Albert Park - NLP and Social Media 1 C. Tong 1. Park, A., Conway, M. (2017) Tracking Health Related Discussions on Reddit for Public Health Applications. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. Washington DC 2. Park A., Zhu S.H., Conway M. (2017) The Readability of Electronic Cigarette Health Information and Advice: A Quantitative Analysis of Web-Based Information. Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance 2017 Jan 6;3(1):e1. 3. Mowery D., Park A., Conway M., Bryan C. (2016) Towards automatically classifying depressive symptoms from Twitter data for population health. Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Modeling of People’s Opinions, Personality, and Emotions in Social Media. 4. Park, A., Conway, M. (2017) Towards Tracking Opium Related Discussions in Social Media. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2017;9(1):e73 5. Park, A., Conway, M. Opioid Surveillance using Social Media: Understanding how opioid URLs are shared among Reddit members. (2018) International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference 6. Park, A., Conway, M. Leveraging Social Media for Disease Surveillance: An Exploration of Electronic Cigarettes Discussion on Reddit. (2018) International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference 7. Park, A., Conway, M. (2017) Identifying Health Interests of the General Public using Social Media. Poster Presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium.
by A. Park
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Maneesha Chitanvis - Web-based Biosurveillance Decision Support Tools: AIDO 2 C. Tong Here are some of the links provided by Maneesha for further information related to the tools in her presentation: http://www.lanl.gov/projects/biosurveillance-gateway/index.phphttps://redalert.bsvgateway.orghttps://aido.bsvgateway.org
by T. Hamby
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Nick Hinkley - Text Classification of HL7 ELR and On-disk Parallel Computat 2 C. Tong For the edit distance library Python Levenshtein(written in C so it is much faster than Python's native difflib) was used in conjuction with a library called fuzzywuzzy to perform a token set comparison of the concatentation of [firstname lastname dob] between the two record sets. This allowed for scenarios like [Jimmy Smith 19900101] x [Smith Jimmy 19900101] to still return a high similarity matches.The distributed task scheduling frame work is called dask and is also a Python library.
by N. Hinkley
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Patrick Finley - Linking data analytics developers and public health practi 1 C. Tong Hi Patrick, since we have this forum established, if there are data types that you are looking for, possibly you could post a request in the forums for users/participants who might have either real or near-real data that might be helpful for your projects? E.g., if there are parameters, data elements, or other parts that are needed for a project, posting as a forum entry might be of assistance. Just a thought.... Thank you for your presentation!
by T. Hamby
Thursday, January 11, 2018
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