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  • Scientists text-mining social media for data on food-related topics

    Photo of University of Illinois graduate student Dandan Tao, lead author of a study on text-mining in food research.

    Data analytics of users’ posts on social media platforms and other digital media are being used by researchers to study a variety of food- and health-related issues and to collect consumer feedback on restaurants, food products and delivery services, University of Illinois food science graduate student Dandan Tao found in a study.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Dandan Tao, email

    The paper “Utilization of text mining as a big data analysis tool for food science and nutrition” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI:  10.1111/1541-4337.12540