Towards Preventing and Curing Diseases Using Big Data
Mihai Surdeanu, Associate Professor, Computer Science

November 17, 2016 at
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Towards Preventing and Curing Diseases Using Big Data

In this talk, we will discuss two projects aimed at preventing and curing diseases using knowledge extracted from the Internet. First, we will show how computers can learn whether a community is at risk for specific health problems – i.e., obesity or diabetes – by observing what its member's post and tweet on the internet about food. There is hope that this approach will lead to early, automated prevention methods that will minimize patient-doctor visits. Then, we will discuss a project that teaches computers to “read” millions of cancer-research articles to gain an understanding of the disease.


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