Intelligent social network based data modeling for improving health care

  • K. Veningston
  • Seifedine KadryEmail author
  • Haydar Sabeeh Kalash
  • B. Balamurugan
  • R. Sathiyaraj
Original Paper
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Internet Of Medical Things In E-Health


The objective of this paper is to measure the influence of user to other user’s opinion in online medical social forum ( or twitter about a disease/health condition/surgery/medications and so on. And to help online healthcare community by identifying positive/negative influences. Positive influence on medical condition/treatment/drugs may be favorable to aggrieved people while adverse influence may cause undesirable impacts to other peoples of the same community. Therefore, this paper aims to assess people’s opinion and identify influential users in online healthcare forum using conversation content and network-based properties such as reply relationship and response immediacy which acts as an explicit and implicit measure of collaboration between users. The result of the proposed scheme is evaluated based on two online benchmark medical databases PubMed and WebMD. The experimental results show that the accuracy of predicting influential users is reasonably good in terms of Similarity Index measured between contents written by Influential users and contents available in medical database.


Social network Health care Influence user Ranking algorithms Twitter 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringMadanapalle Institute of Technology & ScienceMadanapalleIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of ScienceBeirut Arab UniversityBeirutLebanon
  3. 3.Faculty of Computing SciencesGulf College MabelaMuscatSultanate of Oman
  4. 4.School of SCSEGalgotias UniversityGreater NoidaIndia

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