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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Databases and Information Systems | Health Information Technology


In this paper, we propose a novel neural network architecture for clinical text mining. We formulate this hybrid neural network model (HNN), composed of recurrent neural network and deep residual network, to jointly predict the presence and period assertion values associated with medical events in clinical texts. We evaluate the effectiveness of our model on a corpus of expert-annotated longitudinal Electronic Health Records (EHR) notes from Cancer patients. Our experiments show that HNN improves the joint assertion classification accuracy as compared to conventional baselines.


clinical text mining, data mining, neural networks, electronic health records

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AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018 Apr 16;2017:1149-1158. eCollection 2017.

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AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium

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