Overview of the Fifth Social Media Mining for Health Applications (#SMM4H) Shared Tasks at COLING 2020

Ari Klein, Ilseyar Alimova, Ivan Flores, Arjun Magge, Zulfat Miftahutdinov, Anne-Lyse Minard, Karen O’Connor, Abeed Sarker, Elena Tutubalina, Davy Weissenbacher, Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez


Abstract
The vast amount of data on social media presents significant opportunities and challenges for utilizing it as a resource for health informatics. The fifth iteration of the Social Media Mining for Health Applications (#SMM4H) shared tasks sought to advance the use of Twitter data (tweets) for pharmacovigilance, toxicovigilance, and epidemiology of birth defects. In addition to re-runs of three tasks, #SMM4H 2020 included new tasks for detecting adverse effects of medications in French and Russian tweets, characterizing chatter related to prescription medication abuse, and detecting self reports of birth defect pregnancy outcomes. The five tasks required methods for binary classification, multi-class classification, and named entity recognition (NER). With 29 teams and a total of 130 system submissions, participation in the #SMM4H shared tasks continues to grow.
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2020.smm4h-1.4
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Proceedings of the Fifth Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task
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December
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2020
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Barcelona, Spain (Online)
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COLING | SMM4H
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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27–36
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