Leveraging Semantic Annotation of Events for Problem List Generation

Seminar Date: 
2013-11-22
Seminar Time: 
11am - 12pm
Seminar Location: 
5607 Baum Boulevard, Room 407A
Presenter: 
Danielle Mowery, MS

Abstract: In medicine, the clinical narrative is a flexible medium that supports documentation of signs, symptoms, and diseases experienced by a patient accompanied by tests, procedures, and treatments administered by care providers to manage the patient’s problem status. Natural language processing can be leveraged to identify, encode, and extract these clinical event descriptions from narratives for real-time problem list generation. This talk will introduce a problem-oriented annotation schema, evaluate how reliably the schema can be applied to clinical narratives, and assess how well problem-oriented attributes predict a problem mention’s status in context.

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