Adapting Models for the Case of Early Risk Prediction on the Internet

  • Razan MasoodEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11438)


Internet users who suffer from variant types of mental disorders found in Social Media platforms and other online communities an easier way to reveal their minds. The textual content produced by such users proved to be handful in evaluating mental health and detecting related illnesses even in early stages. This paper overviews my recent doctoral work on eRisk 2019 shared task for early detection of Anorexia and early detection of Self-harm. These sub-tasks have many aspects to consider, including textual content, timing, and the similarities to other mental health prediction tasks. Thus, based on these different dimensions, we propose solutions based on Neural-Networks, Multi-task learning, domain adaptation and Markov Models.


Mental health Anorexia Self-harm NLP Machine learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Duisburg-Essen UniversityDuisburgGermany

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