The growing diagnosis and public awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) leads more parents to seek answers to their suspicions for ASD in their child on Internet forums. This study describes an analysis of the quality of content of 371 answers on Yahoo Answers (YA), a social question and-answer forum, to parents querying whether their child has ASD. We contrasted the perceived quality of answers by clinicians with that of parents. The study tested the feasibility of automatically assisting parents in selecting answers with higher quality using a predictive model based on the text of answers and the attributes of answerers.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016 - Cologne, Germany|
Duration: 17 May 2016 → 20 May 2016
|Name||Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016|
|Conference||10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016|
|Period||17/05/16 → 20/05/16|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications