The project is named in honor of Emile Durkheim, a founding sociologist whose 1897 publication of Suicide defined early text analysis for suicide risk, and provided important theoretical explanations relating to societal disconnection.
The Durkheim Project is further comprised of a multidisciplinary team of artificial intelligence (machine learning) and medical experts (psychiatrists) from Dartmouth Engineering, Dartmouth Medical School, and the U.S. Veterans Administration. Together these professionals have formed a team dedicated to applied research on predictive suicide risk.
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