Viktor Kaldo


Predicting Treatment Outcome from Patient Texts:The Case of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Evangelia Gogoulou | Magnus Boman | Fehmi Ben Abdesslem | Nils Hentati Isacsson | Viktor Kaldo | Magnus Sahlgren
Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Main Volume

We investigate the feasibility of applying standard text categorisation methods to patient text in order to predict treatment outcome in Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy. The data set is unique in its detail and size for regular care for depression, social anxiety, and panic disorder. Our results indicate that there is a signal in the depression data, albeit a weak one. We also perform terminological and sentiment analysis, which confirm those results.