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Abbreviation and Acronym Identification and Expansion Within Medical Health Records

Wallace, Duncan; Kechadi, Tahar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 22 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: IADIS
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
The 9th International Conference on e-Health, Lisbon, Portugal, 20-22 July 2017 Recent years have seen the rapid increase in digitised medical information. In particular, the massive expansion of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), which are designed to document all information that is clinically relevant in a patient's use of a healthcare facility, has introduced unprecedented volumes of relatively unstructured data. This paper intends to determine the extent to which knowledge discovery in relation to both abbreviations and acronyms within heterogeneous data can be achieved. Heterogeneous data such as the narrative-based free-text notes found within patients' EH...
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free text keywords: Bio-informatics, Text-mining, Natural language processing, Feature selection
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