I am looking for a labeled text based dataset which is health related for a machine learning project.

I found some interesting papers like "Evaluation of Facebook and Twitter Monitoring to Detect Safety Signals for Medical Products: An Analysis of Recent FDA Safety Alerts.", "Evaluation of the Feasibility of Screening Patients for Early Signs of Lung Carcinoma in Web Search Logs." and other similar publications but neither of them had a public dataset.

Where can I find such a dataset?

Edit: My topic of interest is extracting medical data from social media, like the paper I have mentioned. But I'd appreciate other suggestions.

  • Your question seems a bit unclear: labeled text based dataset which is health related is very broad - it sounds as if any collection of health related text will do. Is that so? Why is your question labeled 'social media'? And what kind of labeling do you want - what are your labels - diseases?. Also, in what format do you want them, how much data do you need? Please edit your question to improve it. This may help.
    – user4293
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 12:23
  • I added the topic to the question. About other things, It can be anything. I just want it for a supervised machine learning project.
    – mtl
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 14:11
  • Would Medline/PubMed with Mesh annotations count?
    – Grimaldi
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 5:43
  • @Grimaldi Yes, but please provide me a link to an article which has used that dataset.
    – mtl
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 19:25

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I couldn't find what I was looking for, but finally used this dataset: http://www.biocreative.org/resources/corpora/biocreative-v-cdr-corpus/

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