A statistical natural language processor for medical reports

R K Taira, S G Soderland
1999 Proceedings. AMIA Symposium  
Statistical natural language processors have been the focus of much research during the past decade. The main advantage of such an approach over grammatical rule-based approaches is its scalability to new domains. We present a statistical NLP for the domain of radiology and report on methods of knowledge acquisition, parsing, semantic interpretation, and evaluation. Preliminary performance data are given. A discussion of the perceived benefit, limitations and future work is presented.
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