Social Media, Natural Language Processing and PublicHealthCollaborators: Mark Dredze ([email protected])Social media has been show to contain valuable insights into thehealth of populations. Mark Dredze’s research has exploredapplications of social media analysis to a wide range of publichealth domains. This project will investigate such applications bydeveloping new machine learning and NLP algorithms for miningsocial media data.Semantic Parsing / Event RecognitionCollaborators: Benjamin Van Durme ([email protected]), MarkDredze, Kyle RawlinsThere are multiple ongoing efforts at JHU led by Benjamin Van Durmedealing with semantic parsing / event recognition from texts.Targets of extraction include sentences, documents, images, audio,video, in both English and other languages. Applicants to thisposition must have some familiarity with models for Neural MachineTranslation, Information Extraction, and/or Semantic Parsing.Candidates must have a desire to assume a leadership role, and becomfortable working in groups.Analysis of Clinical Medical TextCollaborators: Mark Dredze ([email protected])Extracting information about patients from medical records can helpimprove treatments, and identify important trends in a patientpopulation. Much of this information is contained within clinicaltexts. This project will investigate information extraction toolsfor the extraction of structured information from clinical freetext.Broadly Multilingual Learning of Morphology and Low-ResourceMachine TranslationCollaborators: David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner, SanjeevKhudanpurThis project includes a wide range of problems in computationalmorphology and machine translation of over 800 low-resourcelanguages. We will address a very large and diverse set of worldlanguages using a broad spectrum of approaches, over largeannotated and unannotated datasets of both text and speech.Computational linguists, formal morphologists and specialists inmachine translation and machine learning of human language are allwelcome. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a strongresearch record. Applicants are not required to be to US citizensor permanent residents.Questions about specific projects should be directed to the contactinformation associated with the project.Application instructions : Applicants should apply at:http://apply.interfolio.com/71300Applications consist of a CV and contact information for 3recommenders who can supply letters on request. You do not need tospecify a specific project of interest.Questions? [email protected] Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. 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The findings from an evaluation of Donegal’s Green Prescription programme will be launched on 27 February in Letterkenny.Walking is at the heart of Donegal’s green prescription.The evaluation highlights the health benefits of the programme, as well as feedback from health professionals and community groups on how the Green Prescription supports their work.The Green Prescription is the first of its kind in Ireland and involves a GP or health professional’s referral of patients to free, guided community walks. People can also self refer to the programme. The Green Prescription is based on the idea that physical activity in nature results in positive outcomes for both physical and mental health.Key findings from the evaluation include:· Participants in the Green Prescription programme experienced health benefits such as reduced blood pressure; weight reduction; increased physical activity levels; improvements in mental wellbeing; reduced reliance on medications; and improved sleep.· Health professionals believed the programme provided an alternative and complimentary means of treating many health conditions resulting from physical inactivity and overweight. · Community groups reported that the Green Prescription improved social connections in the community and helped engage ‘hard to reach’ community members, as well as building up a greater awareness of the benefits of nature and green exercise.The Green Prescription Evaluation findings will be launched by Dr. Nazih Eldin (HSE National Lead on Obesity) on Thursday 27 February at 12.30pm in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.The Green Prescription programme was developed by the HSE in partnership with local doctors and local communities, Get Ireland Active, the Irish Heart Foundation, Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Donegal Sports Partnership.The Green Prescription programme is based on the idea that physical activity in nature results in positive outcomes for both physical and mental health. The programme aims to prevent and tackle overweight and obesity, while also promoting health and quality of life.If you would like to get involved in the Green Prescription programme, contact the Green Prescription Support Worker, Bill Vaughan, on 087-3680033. DONEGAL’S GREEN PRESCRIPTION TO GET THE THUMBS UP! was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bill VaughandonegalGreen prescription