Leveraging twitter and Neo4j to study the public use of opioids in the USA

Disha Soni, Thanaa Ghanem, Basma Gomaa, Jon Schommer

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a use case of graph data management systems in the health care domain. Basically, we used Neo4j as a platform to store and analyze tweets that mention at least one opioid-related keyword. Opioid (mis)use is an escalating public-health-concern in the USA and hence the goal of our study is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the public use of opioids and the geographical distribution of opioid-related tweets. The outcomes of our study can be used to direct public health campaigns to target those populations in high-use areas. Some findings of our study are: (1) California, especially the Sacramento area, has the highest number of users (921 users) who posted 2397 opioid-related tweets during our analysis period, (2) North Carolina has the highest percentage (17%) of opioid-related tweets when compared to the overall number of the state's tweets, and (3) the largest opioid-related user group on Twitter consists of 42 users and the most discussed topic in this group is the adverse effects of Tylenol and Percocet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGMOD Joint International Workshop on Graph Data Management Experiences and Systems (GRADES) and Network Data Analytics (NDA) 2019, GRADES-NDA 2019
EditorsAkhil Arora, Arnab Bhattacharya, George Fletcher
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367899
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 2019
Event2nd ACM SIGMOD Joint International Workshop on Graph Data Management Experiences and Systems and Network Data Analytics, GRADES-NDA 2019, co-located with the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data 2019 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 30 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems

Conference

Conference2nd ACM SIGMOD Joint International Workshop on Graph Data Management Experiences and Systems and Network Data Analytics, GRADES-NDA 2019, co-located with the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data 2019
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period6/30/19 → …

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