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Generality and reuse in a common type system for clinical natural language processing

ST Wu, VC Kaggal, GK Savova, H Liu, D Dligach, J Zheng, WW Chapman, CG Chute

International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings | Published : 2011

Abstract

The aim of Area 4 of the Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Project (SHARP 4) is to facilitate secondary use of data stored in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) through high throughput phenotyping. Clinical Natural Language Processing (NLP) plays an important role in transforming information in clinical text to standard representation that is comparable and interoperable. To meet the NLP requirement of different secondary use cases of EMR, accommodate different NLP approaches, enable the interoperability between structured and unstructured data generated in different clinical settings, we define a common type system for clinical NLP that integrates a comprehensive model of clinical sem..

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