Detecting Intentional Self-Harm on Instagram: Development, Testing, and Validation of an Automatic Image-Recognition Algorithm to Discover Cutting-Related Posts

Sebastian Scherr*, Florian Arendt, Thomas Frissen, Jose M. Oramas

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10 Citations (Web of Science)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-685
Number of pages13
JournalSocial Science Computer Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI)
  • intentional self-harm
  • Instagram
  • #cutting
  • automatic image-recognition algorithm
  • suicide

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