Book Details


Clinical Text Mining

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-78503-5

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This open access book describes the results of natural language processing and machine learning methods applied to clinical text from electronic patient records. It is divided into twelve chapters. Chapters 1-4 discuss the history and background of the original paper-based patient records, their purpose, and how they are written and structured. These initial chapters do not require any technical or medical background knowledge. The remaining eight chapters are more technical in nature and describe various medical classifications and terminologies such as ICD diagnosis codes, SNOMED CT, MeSH, UMLS, and ATC. Chapters 5-10 cover basic tools for natural language processing and information retrieval, and how to apply them to clinical text. The book’s closing chapters present a number of applications in clinical text mining and summarise the lessons learned from the previous chapters.

Subject: Open Access, Data Mining, Text Mining, Health Informatics, Health Care Information Systems, Medical Terminologies, Natural Language Processing, Text Analysis, Support Vector Machines