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Gauging the Internet Doctor: Ranking Medical Facts based on Community Knowledge

Gauging the Internet Doctor: Ranking Medical Facts based on Community Knowledge

This video was recorded at Workshop on Data Mining for Medicine and HealthCare. As more and more content is published and consumed online, it is imperative to know if an information nugget found on the Web is trustworthy or not. This is especially important for online medical information as it affects the most vulnerable group of users looking for medical help online. In this paper, we study the feasibility of automatically assessing the trustworthiness of a medical claim based on community knowledge, and propose techniques to assign a reliability score for an information nugget based on support over a community-generated collection. Specifically, we model the trustworthiness of a medical claim based on experiences shared by users in health forums and mailing lists. The proposed claim... Show More
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