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In recent years, we have seen a dramatic increase in Internet interventions.  The data from these interventions often includes a free text component such as chat messages, text messages, or a discussion forum.  This data can be a rich source of qualitative information for understanding study participants’ experiences with the intervention, which can in turn be used to improve their experience, as well as increase the effectiveness of the intervention.  The narrative form of this data, coupled with its serial nature, makes it both a challenge and particularly worthy of study.  This project is focused on developing a platform that facilitates visual exploration of free text data from health behavior interventions, with a particular emphasis on interventions employing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  This project includes collaborations with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies at Northwestern University.

Project Keywords: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interactive Visual Analytics, Narrative Data, Text Mining