Researchers develop technology to social networking to reduce suicides





Researchers at Boston University to develop technology for social networking sites able to analyze entries for predicting potential suicides by users of these sites.

And develop technical project dubbed “Durkheim”, named after the French sociologist Emile Durkheim, which aims to reduce suicide through predictable across users on social networks shares most frequently.

Technical analyses, by monitoring posts on social networking sites, words and syntax and tags in posts by users to predict the existence of a tendency to commit suicide, the possibility of itself.

Technical analysis can currently shares a number of social networks, either through Facebook or Twitter, “LinkedIn”, but the project is currently in a limited framework in collaboration with Facebook where you control the shares belonging to the US Army and a number of Veterans of any tendency to suicide.

“Said Chris Poulin Director of technical project ” currently cannot accurately predict a high tendency to suicide is still on probation, so aim to broaden the base of participants in tests to gather the data necessary to develop technical and promote accuracy in predicting the quality of immediate risk. ”

The project is funded by the Defense Advanced research projects Agency of the US Department of Defense (DARPA), which is the leading funder of many techniques are widespread in the world such as techniques of communication between computers through networks and Charter of the Hypertext Transfer online “HTTP” which is the most common way to move data on the Internet.

The technology is being developed for use both civilian and military, the project manager of “Durkheim”, the main objective of the project and technical is to reduce suicides, one of the main causes of death in the United States and the world.
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