Automated recognition and post-coordination of complex clinical terms

Gooch, P. & Roudsari, A. (2011). Automated recognition and post-coordination of complex clinical terms. Paper presented at the Information Technology and Communications in Health, 24 - 27 February 2011, Victoria, Canada.

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Abstract

One of the key tasks in integrating guideline-based decision support systems with the electronic patient record is the mapping of clinical terms contained in both guidelines and patient notes to a common, controlled terminology. However, a vocabulary of pre-coordinated terms cannot cover every possible variation - clinical terms are often highly compositional and complex. We present a rule-based approach for automated recognition and post-coordination of clinical terms using minimal, morpheme-based thesauri, neoclassical combining forms and part-of-speech analysis. The process integrates MetaMap with the open-source GATE framework.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: School of Informatics > Centre for Health Informatics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1037

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