Retrieval of trustworthy health videos from YouTube

Randi Karlsen, Jose Enrique Borras Morell, Luis Fernandez, Vicente Traver Salcedo

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Abstract

Health information retrieval and YouTube can be used as powerful tools aimed to improve users' health knowledge. However, YouTube videos must be carefully analysed in order to avoid misleading health content, such as inaccurate health information, non-up-to-date treatments, false medical products promoted by for-profit organizations, and information not related to health. This paper presents an approach for retrieving trustworthy health videos from YouTube. Our algorithm automatically identifies videos coming from credible sources (such as hospitals and health organizations) and re-ranks YouTube results so that such videos are given priority in the ranking list. Video metadata and YouTube social interaction information is used to automatically determine if a video is provided by such a credible source. The algorithm is tested and results show that the amount of recommendable videos ranked within top-10 increase when using our Domain-based ranking, compared with the original YouTube ranking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages25-28
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479921317
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 1 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period1/6/144/6/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Karlsen, R., Morell, J. E. B., Fernandez, L., & Salcedo, V. T. (2014). Retrieval of trustworthy health videos from YouTube. In 2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014 (pp. 25-28). [6864295] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/BHI.2014.6864295