ETH Zurich at TREC Clinical Decision Support 2016

Simon Greuter, Philip Junker, Lorenz Kuhn, Felix Mance, Virgile Mermet, Angela Rellstab, Carsten Eickhoff
2016 Text Retrieval Conference  
This paper describes ETH Zurich's submission to the TREC 2016 Clinical Decision Support (CDS) track. In three successive stages, we apply query expansion based on literal as well as semantic term matches, rank documents in a negation-aware manner and, finally, re-rank them based on clinical intent types as well as semantic and conceptual affinity to the medical case in question. Empirical results show that the proposed method can distill patient representations from raw clinical notes that
more » ... t in a retrieval performance superior to that of manually constructed case descriptions.
dblp:conf/trec/GreuterJKMMRE16 fatcat:utpyi6isvjaejp5gblacyln6ze