Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
Automated processing of text is becoming an increasingly critical tool. Identifying key clinical information from hospital discharge summaries or the correct cancer stream from routine histology reports are just two examples that HMRI researchers have thrown up in the last few months. Can computers comprehend and extract data reliably?
Professor Jon Patrick is an Australian and international leader in this field. He is CEO of Health Language Analytics Global and former Chair of Language Technology at the University of Sydney.
- History and current state of NLP, with application to health and other industries.
- Techniques and tools that are freely available to the research and business community – where and when to use them
- Examples of health NLP from Health Language Analytics
- Discussion of opportunities for research collaborations.