durkheim durkheim  /ˈdɜrk ˌhaɪm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) French sociologist and first professor of sociology at the Sorbonne (1858-1917)

News

  1. DARPA-funded project uses social media to predict suicide by soldiers

    An effort called the Durkheim Project has brought together a collection of big data companies, universities and government agencies that want to predict suicide risks among veterans by analyzing their social media posts.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: GigaOM

  2. Patterns and Predictions Leads Technology Initiative to Identify Risk Factors Underlying Military Suicide Crisis Using ...

    BOSTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patterns and Predictions, a predictive analytics company, today announced its Big Data initiative "The Durkheim Project*" – to predict suicide at scale using its machine learning data fabric built on technologies from Attivio and...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  • Rieff responds: "How stupid of Durkheim; how liberal. Both Christ and Socrates felt authority more strongly, not less; they intensified as they criticized the received renunciatory demands."
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Philip Rieff Source: New York Times

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